As used in this subpart—
Affected party means an MA organization impacted by an initial determination or if applicable, by any subsequent determination or decision issued under this part. For this definition, “party ” means the affected party or CMS, as appropriate.
ALJ stands for Administrative Law Judge.
Departmental Appeals Board or Board means a Board established in the Office of the Secretary to provide impartial review of disputed decisions made by the operating components of the Department.
MA organization has the meaning given the term in 422.2.