KEPRO, your Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO), is sending you this important announcement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) because it will affect the daily work of acute care providers. CMS made changes to the hospital discharge appeal notices that will take affect this spring.
Updated Hospital Discharge Appeal Notices

Hospitals are required to deliver the Important Message from Medicare (IM), formerly CMS-R-193 and now CMS-10065, to all Medicare hospital inpatients to inform them of their hospital discharge appeal rights. A Detailed Notice of Discharge (DND) explains the specific reasons for a discharge and is given only if a patient requests an appeal.

CMS made changes to the IM and DND forms and is requiring providers to begin using the new forms by April 1, 2020. The forms, both English and Spanish versions, along with detailed information are available on the Hospital Discharge Appeal Notices page of CMS' website. 

Providers should direct all questions regarding these forms to CMS by completing and submitting this online form.
Publication No. R146810-66-2/2020. This material was prepared by KEPRO, a Medicare Quality Improvement Organization under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents presented do not necessarily reflect CMS policy.