On February 12, 2014, the HHS Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) is hosting a forum to: provide updates to OMHA appellants on the status of OMHA operations; furnish information on OMHA initiatives designed to mitigate a growing backlog in the processing of Medicare appeals at the OMHA level of the administrative appeals process; and discuss measures that appellants can take to make the administrative appeals process work more efficiently.