Hospital Discharge Appeal Notices

August 8, 2017
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Rick Gawenda
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Hospitals are required to deliver the Important Message from Medicare (IM), CMS-R-193 to all Medicare beneficiaries (Original Medicare beneficiaries and Medicare Advantage plan enrollees) who are hospital inpatients. The IM informs hospitalized inpatient beneficiaries of their hospital discharge appeal rights. Beneficiaries who choose to appeal a discharge decision must receive the Detailed Notice of Discharge (DND) from the hospital or their Medicare Advantage plan, if applicable.

The effective date for use of the updated IM and DND is 60 days from June 29, 2017. For additional information, click HERE.


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