Here is what Medicare.gov has to say about filing an appeal . . .
“You have the right to ask your plan to provide or pay for items or services you think should be covered, provided, or continued. This is called an “organization determination.” You, your representative, or your doctor can ask your plan for an organization determination.
If you think your health could be seriously harmed by waiting the standard 14 days for a decision, ask your plan for a fast decision. The plan must give you its decision within 72 hours if it determines, or your doctor tells your plan, that your life or health may be seriously harmed waiting for a standard decision.
What if you disagree with the organization determination?
If you disagree with the organization determination, then you can file an appeal. The appeals process has 5 levels. If you disagree with the decision made at any level of the process, you can generally go to the next level. At each level, you’ll be given instructions in the decision letter on how to move to the next level of appeal.”
For more information, visit www.Medicare.gov.