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CMS Pitches Medicare Appeals Deal to Hospitals
Health Leaders Media

In a conference call Monday with hospital executives from across the country, officials from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services highlighted a claims appeals settlement deal that offers 68 cents on the dollar.

Gerald Walters, senior adviser to the CFO at CMS’s Office of Financial Management, said the settlement offer is both necessary and worthy of consideration. “There’s been an unprecedented growth of claims appeals,” he told hospital executives, adding that the federal agency’s appellate apparatus faces an overwhelming caseload.