CMS has reminded state survey agency directors that it will no longer accept appeals through “the U.S. mail from providers that disagree with actions imposed on their facilities.” Providers must electronically file a hearing request using the Departmental Appeals Board e-filing system. Providers must also register on the DAB website.
Petitioners without access to the Internet or a computer may request a waiver from e-filing if they call the Civil Remedies Division at (202) 565-9462 and explain why.
The change became effective on October 1, 2014.
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