OMHA Announces Claims Settlement Expansion for 2020

The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) Settlement Conference Facilitation (SCF) 2020 Expansion is now open to the appellant community. SCF is an alternative dispute resolution process at OMHA. The process brings certain providers/suppliers and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) together to discuss the potential of a mutually agreeable resolution for…

HHS Renews Settlement Conference Facilitation for Appeal Resolutions

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has renewed its Settlement Conference Facilitation (SCF) program. The SCF is available to all Medicare Part A and Part B providers and suppliers with appeals pending at the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) or the Medicare Appeals Council (Council) level. The appeals must have been filed on or…

Medicare Appeals Settlement Program Expands

The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) announced, during a Medicare Learning Network webcast on May 22, their plans to revise the criteria for the Settlement Conference Facilitation (SCF) program. SCF is an alternative dispute resolution process that gives certain providers and suppliers an opportunity to resolve their eligible Part A and Part B…

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…