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Appeals: Expect longer delays

November 22, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - It's gone from bad to worse for providers trying to get on the dockets of Administrative Law Judges (ALJs).That's because the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) recently posted a message saying it would defer assignments for the hearings for possibly as long as 28 months.“There's no end in sight and it's probably going to get worse,” said Kim Brummett, senior director of regulatory affairs for AAHomecare. “I think all of us need to put pressure on CMS to...

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Expect longer delays at the ALJ

October 30, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) will defer assignments for hearings—possibly up to 28 months, according to a recent notice.Requests for hearings received after July 15, 2013, will be entered into the agency's case processing system and held until there is room on an Administrative Law Judge's (ALJ) docket for adjudication. When a request is assigned, a notice will be sent, according to the notice.The ALJs have been backlogged for more than a year, thanks...

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