Provider groups urge Congress to extend the Medicare sequester cuts

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Provider groups urge Congress to extend the Medicare sequester cuts

 

Washington, D.C., October 21, 2020

Joint AHA, AMA, AHCA and NAHC Statement on Medicare Sequester Cuts

The American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, the American Health Care Association and the National Association for Home Care and Hospice wrote congressional leaders today urging them to extend the congressionally enacted moratorium on the application of the Medicare sequester cuts into 2021 and through the duration of the public health emergency. Together, these organizations provide health care to more than 62 million Medicare patients, and the persistently high COVID-19 rates across the country are stressing the health care system.

The letter urges extension of the relief from the 2% sequester cut enacted in the CARES Act, which afforded critical relief during the pandemic to all providers who participate in the Medicare program through the end of 2020.

The organizations are grateful that Congress has provided a much-needed reprieve from the Medicare sequestration since May. Without future sequestration relief, however, America’s health care safety net could be at risk of collapse. To view the full letter click here.

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