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  • Washington Highlights

    President Signs Medicare Sequester Moratorium Extension


    Allyson Perleoni, Director, Government Relations

    On April 14, President Joe Biden signed an extension of the Medicare sequester moratorium until Dec. 31, 2021. The moratorium on the 2% Medicare sequester expired on March 31, but the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that it would hold claims until Congress could act, thereby temporarily shielding providers from the sequester [refer to Washington Highlights, April 2].

    Biden’s signing follows an April 12 House vote of 384-38 on the Senate amendment to H.R. 1868. The Senate amended and passed H.R. 1868 on March 25 [refer to Washington Highlights, March 26]. The AAMC and other hospital and provider groups have been urging Congress to continue the Medicare sequester moratorium until at least the end of the public health emergency [refer to Washington Highlights, March 12].