If you are getting Medicare services from an inpatient hospital, skilled nursing facility, home health agency, comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facility, or hospice, you may have the right to a fast Appeal if you think your Medicare-covered services are ending too soon. This fast appeal is also called an expedited review or an immediate appeal. You will get a notice from your health care provider, supplier, or health plan that will tell you how to ask for a fast appeal. An independent reviewer will look at your case to decide if your services need to continue. If you decide to file a fast appeal, ask your doctor for any information that may help your case. You can also contact your State Health Insurance Assistance Program for help filing an appeal (see Other Important Medicare Contacts
for their telephone number). You may have other appeal rights if you miss the timeframe for filing a fast appeal.
(Primary Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Medicare and You Handbook. This content may have been enhanced by Q1Group LLC to include further examples, explanations, and links.)