If you think you are being asked to leave the hospital too soon:
IF YOU DO NOT REQUEST A REVIEW, THE HOSPITAL MAY BILL YOU FOR ALL THE COSTS OF YOUR STAY BEGINNING WITH THE THIRD DAY AFTER YOU RECEIVE THE NOTICE OF NON-COVERAGE. THE HOSPITAL, HOWEVER, CANNOT CHARGE YOU FOR CARE UNLESS IT PROVIDES YOU WITH A NOTICE OF NON-COVERAGE.
If the notice of Non-Coverage states that your physician agrees with the hospital's decision:
If the Notice of Non-Coverage states that the PRO agrees with the hospital's decision:
NOTE: The process described above is called "immediate review." If you miss the deadline for this immediate review while you are in the hospital, you may still request a review of Medicare's decision to no longer pay for your care at any point during your hospital stay or after you have left the hospital. The Notice of Non-Coverage will tell you how to request this review.