42 CFR 423.2062 - Applicability of policies not binding on the ALJ and Council.

§ 423.2062 Applicability of policies not binding on the ALJ and Council.

(a) ALJs or attorney adjudicators and the Council are not bound by CMS program guidance, such as program memoranda and manual instructions, but will give substantial deference to these policies if they are applicable to a particular case.

(b) If an ALJ or attorney adjudicator or Council declines to follow a policy in a particular case, the ALJ or attorney adjudicator or Council decision must explain the reasons why the policy was not followed. An ALJ or attorney adjudicator or Council decision to disregard a policy applies only to the specific coverage determination or at-risk determination being considered and does not have precedential effect .

[ 74 FR 65363, Dec. 9, 2009, as amended at 82 FR 5137, Jan. 17, 2017; 83 FR 16754, Apr. 16, 2018]

Title 42 published on 20-Jun-2018 04:47

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 42 CFR Part 423 after this date.

  • 2018-06-15; vol. 83 # 116 - Friday, June 15, 2018
    1. 83 FR 27912 - Medicare Program; Medicare Program; Contract Year 2019 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Cost Plan, Medicare Fee-for-Service, the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs, and the PACE Program; Correction
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      DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
      Final rule; correction.
      Effective Date: This correcting document is effective June 15, 2018.
      42 CFR Parts 405, 417, 422, 423, 460, and 498