Hospitals: Don’t Pay For Infrastructure With Provider Relief, Sequester

By Michelle M. Stein / June 29, 2021 at 6:21 PM
Hospitals are raising concerns that outstanding COVID-19 provider relief funds and an extension of the Medicare sequester could be used to offset the costs of the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal, after the White House’s outline of the framework said it would be partially offset by repurposing unused pandemic relief funds and extending the mandatory sequester. Hospital lobby groups wrote to Senate leaders Tuesday (June 29) saying Medicare shouldn’t be used to pay for unrelated projects. “We understand the nation...

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