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MACs to Hold Claims While Waiting for Final Bill on Sequester Cut

Medicare claims will be in suspended animation temporarily, as CMS waits for Congress to finalize legislation to prevent a 2% across-the-board payment cut to providers. CMS has instructed Medicare administrative contractors (MACs) to hold all claims with dates of services on or after April 1, 2021, for a short time until the fate of the moratorium of the so-called sequester cut is clear, “without affecting providers’ cash flow,” according to a March 31 special edition MLN Connects.[1]

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