The final rule and other mechanism to reduce the backlog of Medicare appeals. Will they work?

The following is the background of the ‘Health Care Lawyer’ article authored by Michelle Lin (June 2017).

In recent years, the Medicare appeals process has experienced an unprecedented and sustained increase in the number of appeals. At the Office of Medicare and Hearings and Appeals (“OMHA”), the number of requests for an Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) hearing or review increased 1,222 percent from fiscal years FY 2009 through FY 2014.1

To read more: download the PDF in Health Care Law June 2017