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Settlement update: A non-option option for appeals


WASHINGTON – CMS has rolled out a new settlement option for low-volume appeals, but it’s not likely HME providers will take the agency up on its offer, stakeholders say.

Settlement process still long shot for many providers

‘We are still 50% of the appeals backlog and it would be better for all of us if (the settlement conference) worked better’

WASHINGTON – The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals has made the settlement process slightly easier, but challenges remain, says AAHomecare’s Kim Brummett.