Monday, January 13, 2014

Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals to Hold Feb. Meeting

The US Department of Health (HHS), Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA), has recently announced it will be holding a meeting on Feb. 12, 2014, for those appealing Medicare claims to discuss various agency attempts to handle the lengthy appeals backlog. During the meeting, OMHA hopes to address the initiatives it is putting in place to help with the backlog, as well as those planned for the future. OMHA also solicits input from those going through the appeals system on how to reduce the backlog. OMHA states that currently it is docketing cases and prioritizing beneficiary appeals. It also is pursuing an electronic case management system, or electronic case adjudication processing environment to help improve efficiency and access for those pursuing appeals. To obtain a complete copy of the notice and to register to attend the event go to the Government Printing Office website.

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