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Appeals Court Tells Lower Court To Look Closer At HHS' Claim That Clearing Appeals Backlog By 2021 Impossible

August 16, 2017
The federal appeals court for DC said a lower court needs to look closer at HHS' claim that it would be impossible for the agency to lawfully reduce the Medicare appeals backlog at the Administrative Law Judge level by 2021, though the court said the burden should fall on HHS to prove that is so once the case goes back to the district court. The American Hospital Association sued HHS over the appeals backlog because decisions at the ALJ level...

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