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Discharge Instructions

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When it’s time to leave the hospital, your nurse will provide you with a discharge summary and instructions. This will include information about your after-hospital plan of care, medications, and follow-up appointments. Please be sure to ask any questions you have.

If you need a visiting nurse, home health care, or special equipment to help you recover, your care coordinator or social worker will help you.

Medicare Notices and Appeals

If you are a Medicare inpatient, you will be given information about your discharge rights. If you think you are being discharged too soon, you may exercise your right to request an appeal by a Quality Improvement Organization. The contact information for the QIO is:


Your case coordinator can provide you with more detailed information on this appeal process.

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