The adjudicating and reviewing components strive to meet the following time frames:
Adjudicating component rebuttal submittals
The adjudicating component’s goal is to submit a rebuttal to the reviewing component
within 30 calendar days beginning with the date the reviewing component sends the
deficiency. The reviewing component will accept rebuttals submitted after the 30-calendar
day period expires only when the adjudicating component provides a full explanation
of the unusual circumstances, and the reviewing component determines that the delay
results from the unusual circumstances.
The goal for the reviewing component and DDQ is to resolve rebuttals within a total
of 30 calendar days after receipt of the rebuttal by the reviewing component. However,
rebuttals requiring policy clarification from other components may not be resolved
within 30 calendar days. If the need for policy clarification will result in a delay
in processing the rebuttal, DDQ will notify the involved adjudicating and reviewing
components by email.