Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA)
Level 1 Appeals
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Level 1 is the start of the claim appeals process. Level 1 appeals differ based on what Part of Medicare you want to appeal.
Learn more about the appeals process for each Part of Medicare:
Parts A & B or “Original Medicare” includes Hospital Insurance (Part A) and Supplementary Medical Insurance (Part B).
Hospital insurance (Part A) helps pay for inpatient care in a hospital or skilled nursing facility (following a hospital stay), some home health care and hospice care.
Medical insurance (Part B) helps pay for doctors’ services and many other medical services and supplies that are not covered by hospital insurance.
Part C is the Medicare Advantage Plan program.Under the Medicare Advantage program (Part C), Medicare Advantage plans are available in many areas. Beneficiaries with Medicare Parts A and B can choose to receive all of their health care services through one of these Medicare Advantage plans under Part C.
Please note that the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals is responsible only for the Level 3 claims appeals and certain Medicare eligibility and Part B premium appeals. OMHA is not responsible for levels 1, 2, 4, and 5 of the appeals process. OMHA provides additional information on other levels of appeals to help you understand the appeals process in a broad context.