CMS Updates the Appeals Manual

April 22, 2014
Rick Gawenda

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have issued instructions that revise and update the Appeals of Claim Decisions Manual. Revisions include the following:

  • Definition of spouse
  • The submission of appointment of representative written instruments
  • The handling and reporting of defective or missing appointment instruments
  • Signature requirements for appointment of representative instruments

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