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Medicare Settlement Process Taking on Appeal Backlog

April 24, 2018, 8:16 PM

Time is running out for Medicare Part A and Part B providers to decide whether they want to take advantage of an expedited process for settling several types of pending administrative payment appeals.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services established the Low Volume Appeals Initiative as a way to try to decrease the backlog clogging the administrative appeals process. Now qualifying providers, physicians, and suppliers have to battle the clock as they decide whether to opt in to the program by its June 8 expression of interest deadline.

The settlement scheme may not be for everybody, even for those...

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