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ALJ wait time increases

OMHA, C2C pick away at backlog, but still no ‘broad relief’
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05/27/2016

WASHINGTON – The wait time for an Administrative Law Judge hearing keeps growing—a symptom of ongoing problems with the audit process, say industry attorneys.

Short takes: OMHA, NCART, Great Lakes

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02/03/2016

The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals will host the fourth Medicare Appellant Forum via webinar/teleconference on Feb. 25 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Hopes are high for tweaks to settlement process

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09/25/2015

WASHINGTON – The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals plans to expand its Settlement Conference Facilitation pilot project and stakeholders hope the agency will make it more widely accessible.

OMHA to expand settlement process for appeals

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09/22/2015

WASHINGTON – The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals will expand a pilot project that it launched last year that seeks to settle appeals that are stuck at the administrative law judge level.

Hospitals take up CMS on offer

Will HME providers get their chance?
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06/18/2015

WASHINGTON – Recent settlements of pending appealed claims between CMS and hospitals have given stakeholders hope that a settlement with HME providers is also possible.

Appeals backlog soars, solutions don’t appear imminent

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11/14/2014

WASHINGTON – Less than a year after a massive appeals backlog at the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) level first came to light, that backlog has nearly tripled.

In brief: OMHA seeks comment, NSM makes buy

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11/07/2014

WASHINGTON – The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) is seeking public input on current initiatives to deal with the increased workload and backlog of appeals at the administrative law judge (ALJ) level. In a notice published in the Nov.

OMHA seeks comment on ALJ

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11/07/2014

WASHINGTON – The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) is seeking public input on current initiatives to deal with the increased workload and backlog of appeals at the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) level, according to AAHomecare.

OMHA hearing frustrates

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10/31/2014

WASHINGTON – The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) held a hearing last week on the ongoing backlog of audits and efforts to address the problem, but industry stakeholders who attended said it was extremely frustrating.

In brief: OMHA hearing frustrates, Burmans gets nod

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10/31/2014

WASHINGTON – The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) held a hearing last week on the ongoing backlog of audits and efforts to address the problem, but industry stakeholders who attended said it was extremely frustrating.

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