On Thursday, March 5, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will conduct a call to provide information about the May 2019 expansion of the Qualified Independent Contractor (QIC) Telephone Discussion and Reopening Process Demonstration. This expansion now includes Part A providers that submit second level claim appeals (reconsiderations) to C2C Innovative Solutions, Inc. (the Part A East QIC). Topics of discussion will include benefits, who can participate, and how to participate. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Attendees may send questions in advance via email. Please include “Appeals Demonstration” in the subject line. Additional information can be obtained from the Original Medicare Appeals web page. Members interested in participating in the call must register in advance.