The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) is in charge of Level 3 of the Medicare appeals process. In order to appeal to OMHA, you must have passed through Level 1 and Level 2 of the appeals process.
At Level 3 of the appeals process, your appeal will be reviewed by an OMHA adjudicator, and you may have a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). This gives you the opportunity to present your appeal to a new person who will independently review the facts of your appeal and make a new and impartial decision in accordance with the applicable law. If you have a hearing before an OMHA ALJ, the ALJ will also listen to your testimony before making a decision in accordance with the applicable law.
In some instances, an OMHA adjudicator may decide a case on the record if all parties who would be sent a notice of hearing waive their rights to an oral hearing or when the documentary evidence supports a finding fully favorable to the appellant, and no other party to the appeal is financiallly responsible for any of the claims at issue.
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