CMS has announced the annual adjustment in the amount in controversy (AIC) threshold amounts for Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hearings and judicial review under the Medicare appeals process, effective for requests filed on or after January 1, 2012. The calendar year 2012 AIC threshold amounts are $130 for ALJ hearings (unchanged from 2011) and $1,350 for judicial review (up from $1,300 in 2011).