CMS is resuming standard sequestration

Update: Apr. 27, 2022

Starting April 2022, CMS is resuming sequestration on the following schedule:

  • 1% payment adjustment from Apr. 1-Jun. 30, 2022
  • 2% payment adjustment beginning Jul. 1, 2022

What’s changing

Bill 1868 extended the CMS sequestration suspension through Mar. 31, 2022 due to COVID. Based on current statute, CMS will resume standard sequestration reductions beginning with the April 2022 payment for Medicare Advantage.

What you need to do

There is nothing you need to do. The sequestration will be automatically withheld from your CMS Medicare Advantage payments like it was done prior to COVID-19.