Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Public Forum on the Status of Medicare Appeals Backlog to be held on October 29

Daniel Ciolek and Diane De La Mare
AHCA members that have Medicare Part A and Part B claims tied up in the appeals system, particularly at the third level of appeals, the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), may be interested in the upcoming public forum on October 29 to learn about the current status of the appeals backlog, and ongoing government efforts to address the problem. The session runs from 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM Eastern time and there are only a limited number of seats available onsite in Washington, DC. However, this event is also is being offered via webex. Please see below for the event details which can also be found here.       

 Important links:
· Invitation from the Chief Administrative Law Judge (for all registrants)

· Registration link to Email form (for on-site registration)

· Attendee Information link to Downloadable PDF (for on-site attendees)

· Webinar Information (for webex registration)

Event Information:

The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) will host the second OMHA Medicare Appellant Forum on October 29, 2014, to provide updates to OMHA appellants on the status of OMHA operations and relay information on OMHA and CMS initiatives designed to mitigate the Medicare appeals backlog at the OMHA-level of the administrative appeals process.

Meeting Date: The OMHA Medicare Appellant Forum will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (E.S.T.), with a 1-hour recess for lunch. Check-in will begin at 9:00 a.m. E.S.T. Please allow sufficient time to clear building security.

Meeting Location: The OMHA Medicare Appellants Forum will be held in the Cohen Auditorium of the Wilbur J. Cohen building located at 330 Independence Ave. SW, Washington D.C. 20024.

Deadline for Registration of Attendees and Requests for Special Accommodation: The deadline to register to attend the OMHA Medicare Appellants Forum and request a special accommodation, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, is 5:00 p.m., E.S.T. on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Individuals who need special accommodations should contact staff listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice below.

Due to limited space available to accommodate in-person attendance, each organization is limited to sending two representatives. In addition, a toll-free phone line and/or live stream technology and/or webinar will be available. Information on these options will be posted on this website once a determination has been made.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: RenĂ©e Johnson, (703) 235-8269, renee.johnson@hhs.gov . Alternatively, you may forward your requests via email to OSOMHAAppellantForum@hhs.gov; please indicate “Request for information” or “Request for special accommodation” in the subject line.

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