42 CFR 423.2018 - Submitting evidence before the ALJ hearing.

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§ 423.2018 Submitting evidence before the ALJ hearing.

(a) All hearings. An enrollee may submit any written evidence that he or she wishes to have considered at the hearing.

(1) An ALJ will not consider any evidence submitted regarding a change in condition of an enrollee after the appealed coverage determination was made.

(2) An ALJ will remand a case to the Part D IRE where an enrollee wishes evidence on his or her change in condition after the coverage determination to be considered.

(b) Non-expedited hearings.

(1) Except as provided in this paragraph, a represented enrollee must submit all written evidence he or she wishes to have considered at the hearing with the request for hearing or within 10 calendar days of receiving the notice of hearing.

(2) If a represented enrollee submits written evidence later than 10 calendar days after receiving the notice of hearing, the period between the time the evidence was required to have been submitted and the time it is received is not counted toward the adjudication deadline specified in § 423.2016.

(3) The requirements of this subsection do not apply to unrepresented enrollees.

(c) Expedited hearings.

(1) Except as provided in this section, an enrollee must submit all written evidence he or she wishes to have considered at the hearing with the request for hearing or within 2 calendar days of receiving the notice of hearing.

(2) If an enrollee submits written evidence later than 2 calendar days after receiving the notice of hearing, the period between the time the evidence was required to have been submitted and the time it is received is not counted toward the adjudication deadline specified in § 423.2016.

(d) The requirements of paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section do not apply to oral testimony given at a hearing.