OMHA was created by the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 to simplify the appeals process and make it more efficient. During an appeal, an OMHA Administrative Law Judge conducts a new ("de novo") review of an appellant's case and issues a decision based on the facts and the law.
The Chief Administrative Law Judge leads the entire agency, which consists of six field offices and a headquarters office. Each field office includes many Administrative Law Judges who are overseen by an Associate Chief Administrative Law Judge. Appeals are assigned to these Administrative Law Judges by a Centralized Docketing Division in accordance with standardized procedures.
Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA)
Operating Plan for FY 2015 - 2016 (Dollars in Millions)
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