CMS announced they will hold providers’ claims beginning April 1 pending congressional action on the extension of the sequestration reduction suspension.
The MAC’s confirmed that claims paid with the reduction applied would be automatically reprocessed should the suspension be extended.
On March 28, the U.S. Senate passed a compromise bill to extend the moratorium on the Medicare Sequestration for a nine-months (through the end of 2021). The House must pass this legislation when it resumes in mid-April.
The current moratorium on the -2% Medicare sequestration expires on March 31. This will result in a temporary period beginning April 1 during which the -2% Medicare sequestration will be in effect. CMS will hold claims submitted on and after April 1 until Congress addresesed the legislation. Claims paid with the reduction applied would be automatically reprocessed should the suspension be extended.
On March 18, Xavier Bacerra was confirmed as HHS Secretary by a 50-49 vote in the Senate.
Susan Collins of Maine was the only Republican to cross the aisle to support the nominee. As a representative from CA, Secretary Bacerra was a strong supporter of PT issues.
There are no upcoming events.
We are now accepting proposals for Education Sessions at
CSM 2022 in San Antonio, TX from Feb. 2-5
The deadline is April 5, 2021
For more information CLICK HERE
APTA Hand & Upper Extremity's Second LIVE Session
Presented by Marsha Lawrence PT, DPT, CHT will be held on Tuesday February 23, 2021 from
8:30 - 10:00 pm Eastern.
The Business (Annual Membership) Meeting will be a virtual meeting held on Tuesday February 16, 2021 starting at
7:30 pm Eastern. Invitation and meeting link will be sent to each member via email. This meeting will have a
State of the Component Address from President Jane Fedorczyk, Tribute to outgoing Officers, Introduction of new
Officers & Committee Chairs, and a request for input on the Goals of APTA Hand & Upper Extremity.
APTA Hand & Upper Extremity Virtual Leadership Town Hall Meeting will be on Tuesday, February 9, 2021
from 9:15 - 10:15 pm Eastern time. This will be a Zoom Meeting (link to be sent and posted at a later date). This is a
meeting of the Committee / Work Group Chairs, committee members and others. Topics of discussion will be student and
membership initiatives, partnering with other organizations, and strengthening APTA Hand & Upper Extremity.
APTA Hand & Upper Extremity will host two LIVE sessions at CSM 2021. The first
lead by Mia Lane Erickson, PT, EdD, Erich Herkloz, PT, MPT and Karen Nugent, PT will be Tuesday February 2, 2021
from 7:00 - 8:30 pm Eastern.