Azar Touts Decreasing Medicare Appeals Backlog

By Michelle M. Stein / February 6, 2020 at 5:20 PM
HHS Secretary Alex Azar touted the department’s work on cutting back the Medicare appeal backlog as part of his State of the Department address on Thursday (Feb. 6), and the American Hospital Association says it is pleased HHS has taken seriously the court order that required it to tackle the backlog. "We’ve continued to improve how we serve our customers through the Medicare appeals process. The Departmental Appeals Board has been modernizing its technology so that it can now upload...

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