March 25, 2016
On Feb. 25, 2016, the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) conducted a teleconference to address Phase III of the Settlement Conference Facilitation (SCF) project, which also became effective on Feb. 25, 2016. SCF, launched in June 2014, is an alternative dispute resolution process for eligible claims pending appeal in front of an Administrative Law Judge. OMHA first announced its plans to expand the settlement conference option to Part A claims during its open door forum last Oct. 15, 2015.

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