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“Finally Friday!” New Appeals Settlement Options

Friday, November 17 2017 New Appeals Settlement Options: Low Volume Appeals & Expanded Settlement Conference Facilitation …Or… HHS’ Excuse for their Epic Failure, speaking to the Federal Judge who ordered them to reduce the OMHA Appeals Backlog:   Finally Friday! … Continue reading

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Proposal to reduce Medicare appeals backlog won’t solve problem

In a letter to HHS’ Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals, the American Hospital Association said HHS’ recent proposal to reduce the Medicare appeals backlog at the administrative law judge level is likely “to do little more than scratch the … Continue reading

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U.S. Senate Committee blames providers for appeals backlog

Forget the denials, reduce the appeals The U.S. Senate Finance Committee heard testimony and expressed dismay yesterday about the humongous backlog of appeals at the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA), now totaling over 870,000 appeals, according to testimony … Continue reading

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CMS Report Reveals 77% of Appealed RAC Denials Are Improper

Figures Show 55% of RAC Denials Are Improper If you read my previous article and then read the CMS Report to Congress for the RAC Program in FY2013, you can find figures that tell the story in the title of … Continue reading

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