Medicare Sequestration Payment Reductions

Jul 14, 2021
Congress and the Biden Administration continue to prepare legislative language for a roughly $1.2 trillion infrastructure package as part of an agreement reached recently between the White House and a bipartisan group of senators. As part of that process, they are deciding how to pay for the…
Apr 14, 2021
The House of Representatives tonight voted 384-38 to pass a bill that, among other health care provisions, would eliminate the 2% across-the-board cut to all Medicare payments, known as sequestration, until the end of 2021. To pay for the change, the bill would increase the fiscal year 2030…
Mar 25, 2021
Summary of legislation passed by the Senate to extend the sequestration moratorium beyond April 1, 2021.
Mar 23, 2021
Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, last week introduced the Medicare Sequester Relief Act (S. 748), bipartisan legislation that would prevent the 2% across-the-board cut to all Medicare payments, known as sequestration, from taking effect during the COVID-19 public health…
Mar 23, 2021
The Senate is expect to soon consider bipartisan legislation introduced last week by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, that would prevent the 2% across-the-board cut to all Medicare payments, known as sequestration, from taking effect during the COVID-19 public health…
Mar 19, 2021
The House of Representatives today voted 246-175 to approve H.R. 1868, a bill that, among other health care provisions, would eliminate the 2% across-the-board cut to all Medicare payments, known as sequestration, until the end of 2021. Congress in legislation enacted last year paused the cuts, but…
Mar 19, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in historic challenges for hospitals and health systems and the communities they serve. This has placed unprecedented stress on the entire health care system and its financing.
Mar 17, 2021
This video includes an AHA Virtual Advocacy Day presentation on legislation to secure the extension of the Medicare sequestration moratorium set to expire on April 1, 2021.
Mar 17, 2021
Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, introduced the Medicare Sequester Relief Act, bipartisan legislation that would prevent cuts to Medicare payments to health care providers from taking effect during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Mar 17, 2021
Hundreds of hospital and health system leaders today participated in an AHA advocacy briefing to hear the latest on House and Senate bills that would extend the moratorium on the 2% Medicare sequester cuts, which are expected to resume on April 1 without additional congressional action.