HHS Expands Settlement Conference Facilitation Program

The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has announced the expansion of the Settlement Conference Facilitation (SCF) program to reach additional providers and suppliers. SCF is an alternative dispute resolution process at Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) that gives certain providers and suppliers an opportunity to resolve their eligible Part A and…

CMS Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum Notes (Feb. 28, 2018)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice and DME Open Door Forum on February 28, 2018.  A summary of the call is below. HOSPICE Electronic submission of the Notice of Election (NOE) – Several problems were identified with electronic submission of the NOE (for previous NAHC coverage click here),…

CMS to Provide Additional Low Volume Appeals Settlement Details on Forthcoming Call

As referenced in previous NAHC Report postings, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is launching a new Low Volume Appeals (LVA) Initiative to help address the significant backlog of Medicare appeals that are currently in line for resolution.  Under the program eligible providers and suppliers may submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) to…

CMS Hosting Low Volume Appeals Settlement Call Jan. 9

As part of the broader Department of Health & Human Services commitment to improving the Medicare appeals process, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is making available an additional settlement option for providers and suppliers (appellants) with appeals pending at the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) and the Medicare Appeals Council…