April 14, 2021
Biden, Congress Extend Medicare Sequestration Holiday Through 2021
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.