I had knee surgery 23 days ago, I am at a rehabilitation facility, progressing good. I was told I would be discharged 6 days after my dr. appt. which would make it 21 days. To my understanding I thought I would be able to be rehabilitated at least 75%, or at least be able to bend my knee, and have some time of mobility without a walker, and immobilizer. Knowing my discharge date, at my last appt with the Dr. I asked for a referral for an extension at the rehab. facility, expressing my worries of early discharge, due to not able to bend, walk without an immobilizer, and I feel I am not ready to be discharged. The Dr. replied, short and with no sympathy, that the decision was not up to a referral from him. It was my government insurance who was discharging me, and so in that he released me to be able to bare weight only using the immobilizer, see me in 2 weeks, and denied a referral of any kind. How do I acquire a Dr's referral for an appeal to extend my stay at the facility I am at? Reason being, I was told the day after my Dr's Appt. that I could appeal the early discharge which was Friday, now Sunday. Are my chances slim to none to even pursue an appeal with a discharge date 3 days from now? I feel I am being discharged without the proper rehabilitation 4 weeks too early!