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Judge orders AHA to develop Medicare appeal backlog fixes

Boasberg told AHA last week to provide the court with a list of recommendations to cull the backlog by June 22. HHS will have until July 6 to respond to the suggestions. Continue reading

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AHA Offers HHS Solutions to Reduce Medicare Appeals Backlog

The American Hospital Association (AHA) recently advised the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to implement three solutions that would significantly reduce the Medicare appeals backlog at the administrative law judge level. Continue reading

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Federal court denies HHS request for delay in Medicare appeals backlog case

A DC federal court trial judge today denied the government’s request to delay further proceedings in a case brought by the AHA and three hospital organizations to compel the Department of Health and Human Services to meet its congressionally mandated dead Continue reading

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“Finally Friday!” The Calm before the Storm

FRIDAY August 19, 2016: “The Calm before the Storm: or Are We In the Eye?“ Coming soon to a hospital near you! Get the Handouts Sponsored by The Health Law Partners, MAS Coding Solutions THIS WEEK, we once again talk … Continue reading

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Senate Finance Committee Readies Bill to Improve Medicare Audit & Appeals Process

Senator Hatch Announces Markup of Audit & Appeal Fairness, Integrity, and Reforms in Medicare (AFIRM) Act of 2015 Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) bring their new bipartisan bill, the Audit & Appeal Fairness, Integrity, and Reforms in Medicare … Continue reading

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