Medicare Sequestration Temporarily Suspended

Section 3709 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act temporarily suspends the 2% payment adjustment currently applied to all Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) claims due to sequestration. The suspension is effective for claims with dates of service from May 1 through December 31, 2020.


How sequestration affects payment is explained in our Medicare Payments program. In it you will learn what you are allowed to charge the Medicare patient based on your participation status in every circumstance (and it’s only $9). In this program you are going to learn:

  • The amount the doctor should bill to Medicare
  • How much the doctor is required to write-off
  • What the patient pays the doctor and when it should be collected
  • What Medicare reimburses to the doctor or to the patient
  • How the doctor’s EHR and PQRS status affects reimbursements
  • How sequestration affects payment
  • How to read the Explinatin Of Benefits (EOB) including the Claim Adjustment Reason Codes (CARC) that apply

You may also want to check our complete Chiropractic Medicare Training Course