CHA News Article

Medicare Appellant Forum to Provide Update on ALJ Backlog
Forum scheduled for Feb. 25 at 10 a.m.

The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) has announced it will host the fourth Medicare Appellant Forum on Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (PT). During the forum, OMHA will provide an update on initiatives intended to reduce the backlog of appeals at the administrative law judge (ALJ) level, including the current status of appeals at OMHA and potential future initiatives. OMHA will also update attendees on the third phase of the OMHA Settlement Facilitation Conference initiative. In addition, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will provide information on its initiatives, and the Departmental Appeals Board will present the current status of its workload. To participate via conference call, register at www.hhs.gov/omha/index.html

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