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Pause on Medicare Sequester Cuts Extended

President Biden this week signed legislation extending a pause on planned 2% cuts to Medicare reimbursements. The pause, which was first included in last year’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, expired on April 1. It will now be continued through the end of 2021.

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