On November 16, 2016, CMS is hosting a call to provide an update on its latest plans to allow eligible providers to settle their inpatient status claims currently under appeal using the Hospital Appeals Settlement process. By way of background, this administrative settlement process will be available beginning December 1, 2016 for eligible hospitals that are “willing to withdraw certain pending appeals in exchange for timely partial payment (66% of the net allowable amount).” The deadline for hospitals to submit an “Expression of Interest” is January 31, 2017. CMS plans a follow-up call on the appeals process on December 12.