March 2017
Update: HHS Decides Appeals Backlog Rule

On January 17, 2017, HHS published a rule addressing public comments and finalizing changes to the Medicare benefit claim appeals processes that were proposed on July 5, 2016. Although there was initially some speculation regarding whether the Trump Administration would delay the implementation of the rule, on March 22, 2017, the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals confirmed that the provisions of the final rule became effective March 20, 2017 (Final Rule).

The Final Rule is available for viewing on the Federal Register website here. Polsinelli previously prepared an alert outlining what you need to know about the Final Rule, which you can read here.

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