Medicare FFS Claims: 2% Payment Adjustment Suspended (Sequestration)

Published 05/18/2020

Providers are reminded that Section 3709 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act temporarily suspends the 2% payment adjustment currently applied to all Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) claims due to sequestration. The suspension is effective for claims with dates of service from May 1 through December 31, 2020.  

Action items:

Share this information with appropriate staff.

Providers should review their patient accounting systems and adjust accordingly due to this change.

Secondary insurance plans are responsible for adjusting their systems due to this change.

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