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Pressure to Settle Medicare Appeals Mounting
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The heat is on. In the weeks approaching the Oct. 31 deadline for hospitals to cut settlement deals on Medicare claim appeals estimated to total more than a billion dollars, there has been a burst of activity among providers.

Officials at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services were peppered with questions after a conference call presentation Oct. 9 on the proposed settlement deal, which offers hospitals 68 cents on the dollar to resolve disputed claims. It was the second of two presentations on the topic.