AHA: HHS gives update on efforts to reduce backlog of Medicare appeals

“As required by a judge’s ruling in a lawsuit brought by the AHA and its member hospital plaintiffs, the Department of Health and Human Services recently provided an update on its progress reducing the backlog of Medicare appeals at the Administrative Law Judge level. HHS said there were 417,198 appeals pending at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to more than 886,000 appeals pending in 2015. In addition, Recovery Audit Contractor appeals declined from nearly 50,000 at the end of 2015 to 774 in 2018.”

“In November, a federal court ruled in favor of the AHA and…” Read the full article here.

Source: HHS gives update on efforts to reduce backlog of Medicare appeals – January 3, 2018. American Hospital Association.

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