Timely Filing Guideline Changes

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (the “VA”) has updated its timely filing guidelines for appeals of specified claim denials processed by the VA. According to the VA’s Fee Basis Unit, timely filing limits have been reduced from one year to 45 days for appeals of the following types of denials:

  1. Requests for Medical Records
  2. Medical Necessity
  3. Level of Service Not Supported by the Diagnosis Code(s)

The VA’s timely filing limits for appeals of all other types of denied claims remain one year from the time of filing. Please don’t hesitate to contact Precision or the VA directly with any questions regarding these changes.