Sequestration Changes for 2022

The “Protecting Medicare and American Farmers from Sequester Cuts Act” impacts payments for all Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) claims (e.g. chiropractic):

  • No payment adjustment through March 31, 2022
  • 1% payment adjustment April 1 – June 30, 2022
  • 2% payment adjustment beginning July 1, 2022

Sequestration is a reduction that is withheld from any payments. The sequestration rate is normally 2%. These reductions are borne by whoever payment is assigned to:

  • The doctor if he is participating because he must accept assignment
  • The doctor if he is non-participating and chooses to accept assignment
  • The patient if the non-participating doctor does not accept assignment

If you would like to know exactly how much you are allowed to bill to Medicare and collect from the Medicare patient consider our short but informative Medicare Payments course.

You may also want to consider our complete Medicare course.