AASIS allows suppliers that have submitted a request for hearing to enter either the ALJ Appeal Number from the Acknowledgement Letter/ Notice of Hearing OR the Medicare Appeal Number (Reconsideration) from the decision letter to search for the status of that request. Suppliers can enter up to 10 Appeal Numbers at once. The status indicators are: Received, Assigned, Deliberation, and Decided.
While this can be a very helpful tool for suppliers it is important to note that the backlog still exists. Because of the volume of requests being submitted, suppliers should not expect to see a status for 16 weeks after the request has been mailed. AASIS is updated weekly and the inquiry page will report the date of the last update. If your appeal has been decided on or otherwise closed more than 180 days, a status will not be available in the AASIS system. If you find that the number you enter is not returning results but meets the criteria outlined above, then you can contact the OMHA Appeal Status Hotline at 855-556-8475 and a representative can provide you with the status.
To utilize this tool, click on this link: http://aasis.omha.hhs.gov/.