The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published its long-anticipated final rule extending certain appeal rights to all providers and suppliers. The rule establishes an appeals process for all providers and suppliers whose enrollment, re-enrollment or revalidation application for Medicare billing privileges is denied and whose Medicare billing privileges are revoked, as well as establishing time frames for deciding those appeals. The rule also allows Medicare contractors to revoke Medicare billing privileges when a provider or supplier submits claims for services that could not have been furnished to a beneficiary and specifies that a Medicare contractor may establish a Medicare enrollment bar for any provider or supplier whose billing privileges have been revoked. Access the final rule here.