On September 25, 2009, CMS published a notice announcing the annual adjustment in theamount in controversy (AIC) threshold amounts for Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hearings and judicial review under the Medicare appeals process. Specifically, the 2010 AIC threshold amounts are $130 for ALJ hearings and $1,260 for judicial review, effective for requests for ALJ hearings and judicial review filed on or after January 1, 2010.