CMS has extended until June 8, 2018 the deadline to submit an expression of interest (EOI) for the Low Volume Appeals Initiative. As previously reported, the LVA option is available for providers, physicians, and suppliers with fewer than 500 total Medicare Part A or Part B claim appeals pending at the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals and the Medicare Appeals Council as of November 3, 2017 with a total billed amount of $9,000 or less per appeal, subject to other conditions. Eligible appeals will be settled at 62% of the net allowed amount.  Interested appellants that meet the eligibility criteria are invited to submit an EOI between April 12, 2018 and June 8, 2018 (CMS previously established two different application periods based on whether the appellant has a National Provider Identifier ending in an odd or even number).