OMHA published updated manual

Thursday, December 10, 2015

WASHINGTON - The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) has made several changes to its Case Processing Manual, according to a notice posted in the Federal Register. The updated manual now includes several new chapters, including: Chapter 4 – Parties to an ALJ Hearing; Chapter 5 – Roles and Responsibilities of Parties to an ALJ Hearing; and Chapter 6 – Contractor Roles to an ALJ Hearing. OMHA is asking providers to review the requirements to represent a beneficiary in an ALJ hearing and the roles of providers as representatives, as well as the limitations on DME MACs and QIC participation.