Appeals

Claims can be denied for a variety of reasons. Find out how you can file an appeal if you feel a claim was denied incorrectly.


Access information regarding your appeal rights and learn more on submitting an appeal request on the Palmetto GBA Appeals page:

  • Some denials can be adjusted via telephone reopening 
  • You may submit your appeal request in writing or through our website using eServices
  • Railroad Medicare also accepts redetermination requests via fax at (803) 462-2218
  • First level of appeal: redetermination. Timeframe: 120 days from the receipt of the initial determination. The notice of initial determination is presumed to be received five days from the date of the notice.
  • Services that are "rejected as unprocessable" with remark code MA130 must be corrected and resubmitted and not appealed.
  • Second level of appeal: reconsideration. Timeframe: 180 days from receipt of redetermination (see above). Submit the CMS 20033a form to the Part B South Qualified Independent Contractor (QIC).  Information about the QIC can be found on the C2C Innovative Solutions, Inc. website




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