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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
Office of Hearings and Appeals

HALLEX
Volume I

Transmittal No. I-5-0

Division 5: I-5-0

Subject: Introduction to Temporary Instructions

Background

In the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA), Congress mandated that SSA transfer its responsibility for adjudicating Medicare appeals to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) between July 1, 2005 and October 1, 2005.

Explanation of Content and Changes

This transmittal updates Chapter I-5-0 (Introduction to Temporary Instructions) to reflect that due to the pending transfer of Medicare appeals to HHS, subdivision 5-5 of the Temporary Instructions (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, formerly Health Care Financing Administration, Matters) is being removed. Currently there is only one TI in this subdivision, TI I-5-5-2 (Medicare Payment for Services Rendered in a Noncertified Bed (Hospital or Skilled Nursing Facility)), issued on April 12, 1985. This TI is outdated and has served its intended purpose and is hereby deleted.

This transmittal also includes a number of editorial revisions.

Date: June 21, 2005