This morning, the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) announced the launch of a new website which will allow providers to check the status of their ALJ appeals. The website, entitled the ALJ Appeal Status Information System (AASIS), intends to provide public access to appeal status information.
The website is accessed through the OMHA website (http://www.hhs.gov/omha) by selecting the "Appeal Status Lookup" link located on the left navigation bar. Information on data availability, updates, and status definitions, is also provided to assist with your search. AASIS allows users to query level 2 and/or level 3 appeal numbers and returns appeal data such as the date the appeal was received, the status of the appeal, and the ALJ assignment and team phone number.
"We applaud OMHA for taking this step to allow suppliers to see what is going on with audits affecting their business, and give them a resource for following up on those appeals," said Kim Brummett, AAHomecare vice president of regulatory affairs.