Senate Finance Committee Chairman and Ranking Member Introduce Bill to Reduce Medicare Appeals Backlog

On Wednesday, December 9, United States Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the Audit & Appeals Fairness, Integrity, and Reforms in Medicare (AFIRM) Act of 2015 (S. 2368), legislation designed to improve the Medicare audit and appeals process, and reduce the backlog of hearings and appeals. The…