42 CFR § 422.1056 - Waiver of right to appear and present evidence.
(a) Waiver procedures.
(2) CMS shows good cause for requiring the presentation of oral evidence.
(c) Dismissal for failure to appear. If, despite the waiver, the ALJ sends notice of hearing and the affected party fails to appear, or to show good cause for the failure, the ALJ will dismiss the appeal in accordance with 422.1060.
(d) Hearing without oral testimony. When there is no oral testimony, the ALJ will -
(1) Make a record of the relevant written evidence that was considered in making the determination being appealed, and of any additional evidence submitted by the parties;
(2) Furnish to each party copies of the additional evidence submitted by the other party; and
(3) Give both parties a reasonable opportunity for rebuttal.
(e) Handling of briefs and related statements. If the parties submit briefs or other written statements of evidence or proposed findings of facts or conclusions of law, those documents will be handled in accordance with 422.1016.