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Under-pressure CMS (Centers for Medicare) comes out with appeals procedure document

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled a proposed Medicare coverage appeals process last week, a mere few days after being hit with a lawsuit for failing to implement the rule in a timely fashion. Congress gave CMS a deadline of October 2001 to complete the rulemaking for provisions of the Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Benefits Improvement and Protection Act of 2002, mandating a new patient appeals mechanism.





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