• End in Sight for Medicare ALJ Backlog?
  • February 15, 2017 | Author: Kelli Carpenter Fleming
  • Law Firm: Burr & Forman LLP - Birmingham Office
  • Reprinted with Permission from the Birmingham Medical News. As providers who are currently undergoing a Medicare claims appeal know, there is a lengthy delay to having an appeal actually heard by an Administrative Law Judge ("ALJ"). Some estimates indicate that it will currently take over ten (10) years to have an appeal heard. Due to a recent Court Order, that delay may be shortening over the years to come, which brings much needed relief to providers awaiting an ALJ hearing.