Last Modified: 7/17/2018 Location: FL, PR, USVI Business: Part A, Part B
Departmental appeals board (DAB) FAQ
Q: Who makes up the Departmental Appeals Board (DAB), which is the fourth level in the appeals process?
A: The DAB includes the board itself (supported by the Appellate Division), Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) (supported by the Civil Remedies Division), and the Medicare Appeals Council (supported by the Medicare Operations Division). Thus, the DAB has three adjudicatory divisions, each with its own set of judges and staff, as well as its own areas of jurisdiction. The DAB also has a leadership role in implementing alternative dispute resolution (ADR) across the department, since the DAB chair is the designated dispute resolution specialist under the Administrative Dispute Resolution Act of 1996.
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