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Medicare Appeals Council Review

The fourth level of appeal is carried out by the Medicare Appeals Council (MAC); this may also be referred to as the Department Appeals Board or DAB.

  • Time limit to initiate = 60 days from date of receipt of ALJ decision
  • Time limit to complete the review = 90 days
  • Amount in controversy—no minimum amount

Submit a MAC Review

In Writing

Complete the Request for Review of Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Medicare Decision / Dismissal form and send requests for a MAC review to:

Department of Health and Human Services
Departmental Appeals Board
Medicare Appeals Council, MS 6127
Cohen Building Room G-644
330 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201

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MAC Mailing Address:

Department of Health and Human Services

Departmental Appeals Board, MS 6127

Medicare Appeals Council

330 Independence Avenue, SW

Cohen Building, Room G-644

Washington, DC 20201

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