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CMS offers a deal to hospitals to cut Medicare appeals backlog

CMS offers a deal to hospitals to cut Medicare appeals backlog

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In an effort to trim the huge backlog of Medicare claims appeals that has stymied long-term care and other providers, the government is offering a new way to settle some cases. Hospitals could receive a partial payment if they withdraw appeals related to inpatient status, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced in an email Friday.