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CMS has decided to extend the deadline for appellants who wish to take advantage of a settlement option for a low volume of pending appeals at the third and/or fourth levels of appeal.
Appellants now can submit an expression of interest for the Low Volume Appeals Initiative through June 8.
This applies to appellants that meet eligibility criteria and have either an odd or an even NPI. They should submit their expression of interest between April 12 and June 8.
CMS will settle eligible appeals at 62% of the net allowed amount.
Details about the process, including an expression of interest document, are available at http://go.cms.gov/LVA.