U.S. Code of Federal Regulations
Regulations most recently checked for updates: Jan 19, 2021
(a) If a party objects to the issues described in the notice of hearing, he or she must notify the ALJ in writing at the earliest possible opportunity before the time set for the hearing, and no later than 5 calendar days before the hearing.
(b) The party must state the reasons for his or her objections and send a copy of the objections to all other parties who were sent a copy of the notice of hearing, and CMS or a contractor that elected to be a party to the hearing.
(c) The ALJ makes a decision on the objections either in writing, at a prehearing conference, or at the hearing.