Hospital Appeals Settlement Update
Hospital Settlement

This MLN Connects™ National Provider Call provides updates about the administrative agreement for acute care hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) to expediently resolve appeals of patient status denials. This is a follow-up to the September 9 call, and provides another opportunity for live Q&A before administrative agreement requests are due to CMS on October 31, 2014. For details about the providers and claims eligible for administrative agreement, as well as updated documents needed to request an agreement, visit the Inpatient Hospital Reviews web page. Note: You do not need to wait until after this call to submit your settlement request.

CMS encourages interested parties to submit questions in advance of the call. Submitted questions may be addressed on the call or may be used to create frequently asked questions (FAQs) that will be posted to the CMS website.

When: Thursday, October 9, 2014

Time:    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time

Target Audience: Acute care hospitals, including those paid via the prospective payment system, periodic interim payments, and the Maryland waiver; and CAHs. A full definition of each of these facility types can be found at §1886(d) or §1820(c) of the Social Security Act.


  • Update on the hospital appeals settlement
  • Latest FAQs
  • Open Q&A

Call Materials:

Slide Presentation (PDF)

Audio Recording (ZIP)

Written Transcript (PDF)

To register for an MLN Connects National Provider Call, please visit the CMS MLN Connects Upcoming Calls registration website.

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For more information, please visit the Inpatient Hospital Reviews web page.