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Judge Rejects HHS Request To Rethink Court Order To Clear Appeals Backlog

January 05, 2017
A federal district court rejected HHS' request to reconsider its recent decision ordering the agency to eliminate a Medicare appeals backlog by 2021. The court said HHS didn't provide new evidence, the law hasn't changed and the department didn't demonstrate the need to correct a clear error or prevent injustice. HHS asked the court to reconsider its decision because making it clear the backlog by 2021 would force CMS to pay claims that might have been appropriately denied just...

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