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When you are admitted, an admitting representative will ask you to complete and sign several forms, including a consent form for hospital admission and medical treatment, and a financial form, which, among other things, allows the NYU Hospitals Center to bill your insurance carrier directly. An identification bracelet will be placed around your wrist.
Your physician will decide the actual day of your discharge depending on your physical condition and discharge needs. Your physician will notify you and other members of the health-care team in advance of your expected discharge date.
The day of your discharge, you are asked to leave your room by 9:00 AM. The nurse will confirm with you when all of your care is complete and you may leave the hospital. The nurse will give you discharge instructions and prescriptions for medications that you will need to have filled.
Your nurse will ask you to sign a discharge note that indicates that you agree with your physician's decision to discharge you. If you do not agree with the physician's decision, you have the right to appeal.
Upon discharge, you will be presented with a hospital bill. You will be asked to pay for any charges not covered by your i