CHA News Article

Settlement Conference Pilot Program for Part B Appeals Expanded

The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) has expanded its Settlement Conference Facilitation (SCF) Pilot Program for Part B appeals. The pilot expansion will occur in two phases. Phase II, which opened Oct. 1, will expand the settlement conference facilitation eligibility requirements for Part B appeals. Phase III is expected to open in 2016 and will expand the pilot to include certain Part A appeals. Providers interested in exploring SCF to resolve their pending Administrative Law Judge appeals should visit the OMHA website. In addition, hospitals are encouraged to participate in the OMHA open door teleconference Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. (PT); registration is required.