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Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA)

Functional Structure

The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). OMHA reports directly to the Secretary of HHS.  OMHA administers nationwide hearings at Level 3 of the Medicare claims appeal process.  The Office consists of four field offices and a headquarters office.  Each of the field office Associate Chief Administrative Law Judges is responsible for his or her office and works under the direction of the Deputy Chief Administrative Law Judge.

OMHA Text Version


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The Chief Administrative Law Judge is supported by the Deputy Chief Administrative law Judge and two offices:

  • Deputy Chief Administrative Law Judge
    • Western Field Office
    • Mid-Atlantic Field Office
    • Midwestern Field Office
    • Southern Field Office
  • Office of Programs
    • Budget and Financial Management Division
    • Information Management and Systems Division
    • Program Evaluation and Policy Division
    • Executive Support and Resources Division 
  • Office of Operations
    • Field Operations Division
    • Central Operations Division