Mealey's Health Law - California Federal Judge Affirms Denial Of Referral To Specialist In Medicare Case

Mealey's Health Law - California Federal Judge Affirms Denial Of Referral To Specialist In Medicare Case

SAN FRANCISCO - A California federal judge on March 14 affirmed that the Medicare Appeals Council correctly denied a request by a claimant for a referral to a specialist, saying the claimant failed to exhaust the administrative appeals process (Theodore McElhone v. Kathleen Sebelius, No. 12-6090, N. D. Calif.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 33944).

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