A Detailed Notice of Discharge is a notice given to you by a hospital after you have requested a Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) review of the hospital’s decision that you be discharged. (You would have been notified that the hospital wanted to discharge you in the Important Message from Medicare notice.) The Detailed Notice of Discharge explains why services will no longer be covered, provides a description of Medicare coverage restrictions, and explains how those rules apply to your case. Once you request QIO review of a discharge decision, the hospital must provide you this notice in all cases (whether you in are in Original Medicare or in a Medicare Advantage Plan).

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