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.