AHA Statement on Decision in Medicare Appeals Backlog Case

Melinda Hatton

AHA General Counsel

November 1, 2018

 

The AHA is extremely pleased that Judge Boasberg recognized the need to reimpose a time-based mandamus remedy for reducing the Medicare appeals backlog, which is what the AHA and plaintiff hospitals had originally requested. The court’s mandamus order will serve to keep HHS accountable in reducing the backlog. 

 

About the American Hospital Association

The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which include nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks and other providers of care. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit https://www.aha.org.

 

 

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Contact:

Marie Johnson, (202) 626-2351

Colin Milligan, (202) 638-5491

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