Special Bulletin

EDITOR’S NOTE: Contributing to this article was Rhonda Buckholtz, a member of the HIMSS professional development committee. Two text versions of the Senate bill to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) are expected to be revealed today with the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) scheduled to…
July 6, 2017

CMS Opens Up on Improving Medicare Appeals Process, Launching Statistical Sampling Initiative

By Andrew B. Wachler, Esq., and Erin Diesel Roumayah, Esq.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held an MLN Connects national provider call on June 29 to educate providers and interested parties on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) final rule to improve the Medicare appeals process. CMS and the Office of Medicare Hearings and…