A new proposed rule would revise Medicare payment and coverage determination appeals procedures at the administrative law judge (ALJ) level for Medicare beneficiaries.
According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule, attorney adjudicators may hear appeals in lieu of ALJs. This and other changes are intended to reduce a backlog of Medicare payment and coverage determination appeals, the agency said.
Comments on the proposed rule are due to CMS by 5 pm ET on Aug. 29.
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