HHS cuts Medicare appeals backlog by 43%

According to the June 26 status report, HHS leads the targets established by the court..

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The federal court imposed the deadline-based targets as an outcome of a claim submitted by the American Hospital Association..

” By the end of the 2nd quarter of 2020, a total of 242,995 appeals remain pending at OMHA [Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals], which is a 43 percent reduction from the starting variety of appeals recognized in the courts order (426,594 appeals),” mentions the report..

HHS is making development on decreasing the backlog of Medicare appeals at the administrative law judge level, according to a current status report.

In 2018, a federal judge purchased HHS to incrementally lower the backlog over four years. The department was purchased to cut the stockpile by 19 percent by the end of 2019; 49 percent by the end of fiscal year 2020; 75 percent by the end of financial year 2021; and to totally get rid of the backlog by the end of 2022.

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