The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will host a Jan. 9 call on its new settlement option for health care providers with a low volume of appeals pending at the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals and Medicare Appeals Council. Announced last month, the settlement option will be limited to appellants with fewer than 500 Medicare Part A or Part B claim appeals combined as of Nov. 3, with a total billed amount of $9,000 or less per appeal, who meet certain other conditions. To submit questions for possible consideration during the call or in follow-up materials, email