Washington E-Newsletter

Neurosurgery Urges Congress to Extend Medicare Sequester Moratorium

On Feb. 28, the AANS and CNS joined nearly 50 other health care stakeholder groups in a letter urging Congress to extend the moratorium on the 2% Medicare sequester until the end of the public health emergency (PHE). The PHE is currently set to expire on April 16, though it is expected that the administration will extend the expiration for at least an additional 90 days. In the letter, the groups thanked Congress for extending the moratorium on the Medicare payment sequester through March 31 in the Protecting Medicare and American Farmers from Sequester Cuts Act (P.L. 117-71). However, under the law, the full sequester will resume on July 1, at a time when physician practices and hospitals continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here to read the letter.