Health Industry Washington Watch

The HHS Departmental Appeals Board (DAB) is inviting the public to submit recommendations for precedential Medicare Appeals Council (Council) decisions that will be binding on all CMS, HHS, and Social Security Administration components that adjudicate matters under CMS jurisdiction. The designation of precedential decisions was authorized by regulations adopted earlier this year; the DAB will publish notice of any precedential designations in the Federal Register.

CMS also announced that it will provide a low-volume appeals (LVA) settlement option for certain providers and suppliers with appeals pending at the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) and the Council.

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