Detailed Notice of Discharge (DND) Form

on Tuesday, 19 November 2019. All News Items | FAQ

Q:

I have noticed that the Medicare (CMS) Detailed Notice of Discharge (DND) form we are using at our hospital has an expiration date of 10/31/19. Is it still ok to be using this form?


A:

For now, yes. As a reminder, the DND is used when a Medicare patient requests expedited review by the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) of a discharge decision. The form provides the specific reasons the hospital, Medicare (or Medicare Advantage plan), and the patient’s doctor think the patient is ready for discharge. The form allows a review of the case by the QIO.

According to an update on Medicare’s Beneficiary Notices Initiative (BNI) website concerning the DND form with an expiration date of 10/31/19 – “This notice is now going through the Paperwork Reduction Act clearance process. The currently available hospital notice is covered under an extension and hospitals should continue using the current notice until CMS publishes the updated notice. Hospitals following this direction are fully compliant with our requirements.”

Article by Debbie Rubio

Debbie Rubio, BS, MT (ASCP), is the Manager of Regulatory Affairs and Compliance at Medical Management Plus, Inc.  Debbie has over twenty-seven years of experience in healthcare including nine years as the Clinical Compliance Coordinator at a large multi-facility health system.  In her current position, Debbie monitors, interprets and communicates current and upcoming regulatory and compliance issues as they relate to specific entities concerning Medicare and other payers.  You may contact Debbie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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