April 14, 2021

Biden, Congress Extend Medicare Sequestration Holiday Through 2021

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Home Health Care News

The long and winding saga behind the Medicare sequestration holiday for home health providers and others has come to a close.

On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted by a 384-38 margin in favor of a continued sequestration delay. The legislation was one of two measures introduced since early March aimed at delaying the return of Medicare sequestration, which is an automatic 2% cut for all health care providers paid through Medicare.

President Joe Biden officially signed the legislation on Wednesday. Because the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been expecting Congress to pass such legislation, it has not been enforcing the 2% cut despite the holiday’s expiration coming earlier this month.