CMS has published a notice announcing 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. The calendar year 2013 AIC threshold amounts are $140 for ALJ hearings (up from $130 in 2012) and $1,400 for judicial review (compared to $1350 in 2012). The amounts are effective for requests for ALJ hearings and judicial review filed on or after January 1, 2013.