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11.15.2016 Opportunity to discuss a UM request Given CMS appeal regulations (at 42 CFR §422.580), may Medicare organizations give practitioners the opportunity to discuss a UM request prior to a UM decision, to meet the requirements of UM 7, Elements A, D and G?

Yes. For the Medicare product line, the organization may give the treating practitioner an opportunity to discuss a UM request with a physician or other appropriate reviewer prior to the decision. The denial file must contain documentation of this.

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