A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit the American Hospital Association filed against the Department of Health and Human Services after new appeals of decisions by Medicare Recovery Audit Contractors were halted in early 2014.

Administrative law judges handling RAC appeals have been overwhelmed and a backlog of hundreds of thousands of appeals compelled the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals to stop taking more appeals for two years or more. AHA filed suit to force the government to adhere to statutory deadlines for ruling on RAC decisions that were appealed.

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