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Last Modified: 9/28/2022 Location: FL, PR, USVI Business: Part A

Suspension of 2% payment adjustment (sequestration)

Effective April 28, 2020, in accordance with 3709 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed on March 27, 2020, the 2% payment sequestration reduction applied to all biweekly periodic interim payments (PIP) and pass-through payments has been suspended through December 31, 2020. All biweekly PIP and pass-through payments will be adjusted for a 2% increase outside of their normal reviews for the biweekly payments starting with the remittance on May 27, 2020, for Florida providers, and June 2, 2020, for Puerto Rico providers. Individual rate notification letters will not be issued.
Section 102, Extension of the Temporary Suspension of Medicare Sequestration of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, signed into law on December 27, 2020, further extended the suspension period to March 31, 2021. H.R. 1868, entitled ‘‘An Act to Prevent Across-the-Board Direct Spending Cuts, and for Other Purposes,” was signed into law on April 14, 2021, extending the suspension period to December 31, 2021.
Any questions regarding suspension of 2% sequestration should be directed to our reimbursement team at
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