Providers can now look up status of appeals
WASHINGTON – The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals has launched a new tool that allows providers to check the status of appeals at the administrative law judge level, AAHomecare reported this week.
Providers can access the tool, called the ALJ Appeal Status Information System, by going to OMHA’s website, www.hhs.gov/omha, and selecting the “Appeal Status Lookup” link from the navigation bar on the left side.
“We applaud OMHA for taking this step to allow suppliers to see what is going on with audits affecting their business and giving them a resource for following up on those appeals,” stated Kim Brummett, vice president of regulatory affairs, in a press release from AAHomecare.
The tool allows providers to query level 2 and/or level 3 appeal numbers to get information on the receipt date and the status of the appeal, and the ALJ assignment and team phone number.
In November, AAHomecare reported that more than 900,000 appeals were backlogged at the ALJ level.