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Appeals Status Lookup

ALJ Appeal Status Information System (AASIS)

AASIS Scheduled Maintenance: None scheduled at this time.

Expected Impact: AASIS may be unavailable for up to 30 minutes on an intermittent basis during the maintenance period.

Welcome to AASIS. This system allows you to check the status of appeals you have filed with the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals.

Appeal Data Availability and Updates

It is important to note that your appeal will not appear in the AASIS system until it has been entered into OMHA’s case tracking system and uploaded to AASIS in our weekly update.  Beneficiary requests for hearing submitted to the “Beneficiary Mail Stop,” are entered into the OMHA case tracking system (“docketed”) upon receipt.  As of September 2015, new non-beneficiary requests are being processed and entered in into the OMHA case tracking system in an average of approximately 3 weeks after receipt (however, please note that requests with missing information may take additional time).

Appeal records and data in AASIS are updated weekly, usually on Tuesday.  The date of the last update can be found at the bottom of the AASIS inquiry page.

Exceptions Regarding Appeal Availability and Status Data

Appeals that were decided or otherwise closed more than 180 days ago will not appear in the system.

Appeals for which you have requested settlement through CMS already entered into the case tracking system and appearing in AASIS will reflect the status of the appeal before settlement was requested.

Status Indicators

One of the pieces of information AASIS provides is the status of your appeal. The definitions of the status fields are:

  • Received – The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals is in receipt of your hearing request. However, your appeal has not yet been assigned to an Administrative Law Judge for review. Due to exceptionally high volume a substantial delay should be expected before assignment of your appeal.
  • Assigned – This appeal has been assigned, and will be reviewed by the Administrative Law Judge indicated.
  • Deliberation – The decision for this appeal is being developed by the Administrative Law Judge indicated.
  • Decided – This appeal has been decided. Decided status includes appeals that have been dismissed or escalated, or decided as favorable, partially favorable, or unfavorable. If you are entitled to a copy of the decision and you do not receive it within 10 business days of the ALJ Decision Mailed Date, please contact the ALJ team at the phone number indicated.

You may also see that your appeal has been:

  • Combined – To provide a more efficient review, this appeal has been combined with another appeal. As a result of this combination, the appeal has been reassigned to the New ALJ Appeal Number indicated above. To obtain updated appeal status, please search again using the New ALJ Appeal Number.
  • Reopened – This appeal has been reopened at the direction of the Medicare Appeals Council or the ALJ who decided the case. As a result of this reopening, the appeal has been reassigned to the New ALJ Appeal Number indicated. To obtain an updated appeal status, please search again using the New ALJ Appeal Number.

System Requirements

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Content created by Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA)
Content last reviewed on August 10, 2016