Congress has approved the Senate version of H.R. 1868, suspending the 2% Medicare sequestration cuts that would have become effective this month. Sequestration cuts will now be suspended until December 13, 2021. The bill also includes protections for hospitals from inadvertent reductions to their Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital payments, which could have impacted 340B eligibility, and applies modified payment limits to rural health clinics. President Biden is expected to sign H.R. 1868 into law.

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