February 24, 2021

ACR Calls on Congress to Extend Medicare Sequester Moratorium

The American College of Radiology® (ACR®) recently cosigned a letter led by the American Medical Association urging Congress to extend the current moratorium on the 2% across-the-board Medicare payment reductions. These statutory reductions were enacted via a sequestration requirement in the Budget Control Act in 2011. The current moratorium, which was included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act and signed into law in Dec. 2020, is scheduled to expire March 31.

Citing the ongoing stress to the healthcare delivery system caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the physician community has requested the moratorium be extended through the duration of the public health emergency.

The ACR will continue to advocate for the moratorium extension to ensure patients retain access to high-quality imaging services.