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Appeals Settlement Initiatives

Overview

The Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) working with the Department of Health and Human Services remains committed to working with appellants to address their pending appeals and to resolve the Medicare appeals backlog as expeditiously as possible.  Settlement options help to create efficiencies and improve the Medicare appeals system.

Please visit the links to the left for various CMS settlement initiatives including the Low Volume Appeals Initiative.

Separately, the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) has the Settlement Conference Facilitation Process for certain appellants. More information is available on the OMHA website at https://www.hhs.gov/about/agencies/omha/about/special-initiatives/settlement-conference-facilitation/index.html.

Please continue to monitor this website for updates options that may become available to appellants.

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