July 13, 2017

CMS Issues Revised Medicare Beneficiary Notices

New versions of the Important Message from Medicare/IM (CMS-R-193), Detailed Notice of Discharge/DND (CMS 10066), and associated form instructions have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal.  The notices can be found here. 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. Hospitals and critical access hospitals must begin using the renewal notices for Medicare patients no later than August 28. For additional information, contact Kathy Reep, vice president of financial services, at (407) 841-6230.