CMS has published a notice announcing the annual adjustment in the amount in controversy (AIC) threshold amounts for Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hearings and judicial review under the Medicare appeals process. Specifically, the calendar year 2016 AIC threshold amounts are $150 for ALJ hearings (the same as 2015) and $1,500 for judicial review (compared to $1,460 in 2015). These amounts apply to requests for ALJ hearings and judicial review filed on or after January 1, 2016.