Important Message from Medicare
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Medicare beneficiaries and Medicare Advantage plan enrollees who are hospital inpatients in Texas have a statutory right to appeal to TMF for an expedited review of a discharge decision. For more information from CMS’s website, click here.

When TMF Returns Your Call Regarding the Important Message from Medicare, Please Have The Following Information Ready:

  • Patient’s date of admission
  • Anticipated date of discharge
  • Is the patient being discharged to home or another facility?
  • If the patient is going to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) is there a bed available?
  • Name and phone number of the attending physician
  • Brief description of the patient’s condition

Presentation on “Notification of Discharge Appeal Rights," an informative 35-minute presentation.

View TMF appeal contact information.

Bridgepoint I Suite 300 | 5918 West Courtyard Drive | Austin, Texas 78730-5036 | Phone 1-800-725-9216 | Fax 512-327-7159 | Email TexasQIO@tmf.org
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