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Congress to Hold Hearing on Medicare Appeals

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 7, 2014

Congress to Hold Medicare Appeals Hearing

Lawmakers to examine ongoing delays in the Medicare appeals process

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements will hold a hearing this Thursday July 10, 2014, at 2 p.m., focusing on the status of the Medicare appeals process.

In December 2013, the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) suspended the assignment of new appeals cases to Administrative Law Judges (ALJ) – the third level of appeal – due to a massive backlog of cases.

“The Medicare appeals process is ripe for reform,” said Becky Reeves, spokesperson for the American Coalition for Healthcare Claims Integrity, representing Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs). “Our coalition hopes this hearing will provide clarity around how OMHA is addressing this issue and mobilize support for these proposals among lawmakers.”

WHAT: Oversight & Government Reform Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements Hearing: Medicare Mismanagement Part II: Exploring Medicare Appeals Reform

WHEN: July 10, 2014, 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building

WHO: OMHA Chief Administrative Law Judge Nancy Griswold

For more information, please visit: www.properpayments.com.

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