Federal forum will address disputed Medicare terminations

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will hold a June 20 forum for providers between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. (Eastern Time). Specifically, the event will provide additional guidance on the new expedited review process for disputed terminations of Medicare-covered services.

According to CMS, the forum will give providers an opportunity to talk with government officials so providers can better understand the new review process and notice requirements.

More information on the forum will be available at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/opendoor/. Further information on the new expedited review process is available at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/medlearn/matters/mmarticles/2005/SE0538.pdf.