As lawmakers consider third COVID-19 response bill,

Hospitals Ask For End To Medicare Sequester, Providers Ask For $1B

By Michelle M. Stein / March 16, 2020 at 8:02 PM
Hospitals are asking Congress to remove the Medicare sequester at least for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and providers separately are asking for at least $1 billion in direct funding in COVID-19 legislation to cover a number of pandemic expenses including training for and implementing telemedicine. The House passed a second COVID-19 response bill early Saturday morning, and a revision Monday night. Senate Finance Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA) says a phase three package is also “under development between several...

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