(a)How and where to file a request. A party must file a written request for a hearing with the entity specified in the IRE's reconsideration notice.
(b)When to file a request. Except when an ALJ extends the time frame as provided in part 405 of this chapter, a party must file a request for a hearing within 60 days of the date of the notice of a reconsidered determination. The time and place for a hearing before an ALJ will be set in accordance with § 405.1020.
(c)Parties to a hearing. The parties to a hearing are the parties to the reconsideration, the MA organization, and any other person or entity whose rights with respect to the reconsideration may be affected by the hearing, as determined by the ALJ.
(d)Insufficient amount in controversy.
(1) If a request for a hearing clearly shows that the amount in controversy is less than that required under § 422.600, the ALJ dismisses the request.
(2) If, after a hearing is initiated, the ALJ finds that the amount in controversy is less than the amount required under § 422.600, the ALJ discontinues the hearing and does not rule on the substantive issues raised in the appeal.