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CSWA - Legislative Alert - CMS Suspends 2% Medicare Cut - 4-16-21

19 Apr 2021 10:58 PM | CSWA Administrator (Administrator)


Good news on the Medicare fee-for-service sequestration front!  The 2% cut which was scheduled for April 14, 2021, has been suspended until December 31, 2021.  See the announcement from CMS below:

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act suspended the sequestration payment adjustment percentage of 2% applied to all Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) claims from May 1 through December 31, 2020.  The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, extended the suspension period to March 31, 2021. An Act to Prevent Across-the-Board Direct Spending Cuts, and for Other Purposes, signed into law on April 14, 2021, extends the suspension period to December 31, 2021.

Medicare Administrative Contractors will:

  • Release any previously held claims with dates of service on or after April 1
  • Reprocess any claims paid with the reduction applied

For more information, go to https://www.cms.gov/outreach-and-educationoutreachffsprovpartprogprovider-partnership-email-archive/2021-04-16-mlnc#_Toc69394754

Let me know if you have any questions.

Laura Groshong, LICSW, Director, Policy and Practice
Clinical Social Work Association 
lwgroshong@clinicalsocialworkassociation.org

PO Box 10
Garrisonville, Virginia  22463

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