Michele Murphy

Michele Murphy has been an attorney since 1988. She has practiced primarily in the areas of health care and insurance law. She has experience both as in-house and outside counsel and has worked in the public sector as well. She also taught Legal Research & Writing as an adjunct professor in 2004-05. Michele graduated from Loyola Law School, where she served as Executive Editor of the Loyola Entertainment Law Journal and was a judicial extern in the U.S. District Court, Central District of California. She holds an undergraduate degree in Anthropology, cum laude, from UCLA.

Articles By Michele Murphy

Expedited Medicare Part A Appeal of a Discharge Order From a Facility Other Than a Hospital
If you think your Medicare-covered stay in a skilled nursing facility or your services from a comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facility, a home health agency, or a hospice agency is ending too soon, you have the right to request an expedited, or “fast,” appeal if you disagree with the decision.
How to Appeal Your Original Medicare Part A or Part B Denial
If you are denied Medicare coverage or payment for a hospital stay or doctor's visit, here's how to appeal.
What to Expect at an ALJ Hearing at the Office of Medicare Hearings & Appeals
You must request an in-person hearing in writing and you must submit an explanation as to why the hearing needs to be in-person.
How to File a Fast Medicare Appeal of Your Hospital's Discharge Order
If you think your hospital discharge is too early, file a fast appeal with Medicare.
How to Appeal a Denial of Medicare Part C
If your Medicare Advantage Plan denies a request for coverage or reimbursement for health care services under Medicare Part C, you have the right to appeal if you disagree with the decision.