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Swift action by Congress to suspend the Medicare Sequestration cuts in March 2020 has helped hospitals and frontline caregivers manage COVID-19 and keep their doors open throughout the 2 years of the pandemic.

While hospitalizations from the Omicron variant are declining, we are not yet through the end of the pandemic. Current law dictates that the Medicare Sequester will resume before the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE), ultimately removing a critical financial safety net for hospitals and providers across the country.

Congress must act now and continue supporting hospitals, providers, and patients by delaying these cuts through the end of the COVID-19 PHE.

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Extending a Financial Lifeline to Caregivers


Congress has a duty to support health care providers as they care for their patients. Lawmakers can help by extending the moratorium on Medicare sequestration cuts through the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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FAH, Broad Health Care Stakeholders Urge Congress to Extend Medicare Sequester Moratorium


FAH, in coordination with a diverse group of health care organizations, is calling on Congress to put patients first during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The U.S. health care system has faced unprecedented challenges, and the pandemic will continue to place financial burdens on our nation’s caregivers. Now is not the time to cut vital Medicare payments for our frontline heroes.

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We are calling on Congress to continue supporting patients and the health providers who care for them through the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

Health Care Stakeholders Urging Extension

  • Academy of Doctors of Audiology
  • Ambulatory Surgery Center Association
  • American Academy of Dermatology Association
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • American Association for Homecare
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology
  • American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
  • American College of Physicians
  • American College of Radiology
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Medical Group Association
  • American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association
  • American Nurses Association
  • American Optometric Association
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Society for Radiation Oncology
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • America’s Essential Hospitals
  • America’s Health Insurance Plans
  • Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists
  • Better Medicare Alliance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
  • Brain Injury Association of America
  • Catholic Health Association of the United States
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Diabetes Technology Access Coalition
  • Federation of American Hospitals
  • Healthcare Leadership Council
  • LeadingAge
  • Medical Group Management Association
  • National Association for Behavioral Healthcare
  • National Association for Home Care & Hospice
  • National Association for the Support of Long Term Care
  • Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society
  • Premier healthcare alliance
  • Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association
  • Vizient, Inc.