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Senate Passes Bill To Avoid Planned Jan. 1 Medicare Cuts

Dec 10, 2021

Last night, the Senate passed a bill that would avoid several Medicare cuts that would otherwise go into effect on Jan. 1, after the House passed the measure earlier in the week.

The legislation (S. 610) would prevent across-the-board reductions to provider reimbursements. The broader Medicare cuts would be delayed until Mar. 31, 2022. After that, 1 percent reductions would become effective -- half of what would otherwise take place -- through June. 30, unless Congress delays the cuts again. The bill now heads to the president's desk.