In January 2003, the Medicare Appeals Council (Council) initiated the posting of certain significant decisions and actions on the web site of the Departmental Appeals Board (of which it is a component). The following decisions and actions were selected for posting since they involve the adjudication of issues that may be of interest to various stakeholders in the Medicare appeals process. They are searchable as well as indexed by primary topic area. This compendium of Council decisions will be supplemented periodically.
Some Council decisions are carried by WESTLAW (in the Federal Health Law database, identifier FHTH-HHS), a commercial legal research service.
In October 2018, the Council changed the look and format of its decisions, including a different font style and a more simplified layout.
Cases with an asterisk (*) were later appealed to the federal courts. The reader may wish to research any subsequent action by the courts.