STAT+: Senate reaches deal to extend Medicare pay bump for health care providers through 2021

WASHINGTON — Senate leaders have reached an agreement to extend a Medicare pay bump for health care providers through 2021, a major lobbying win for hospitals.

Senate leaders cut a deal on Tuesday, just days ahead of the March 31 deadline when the 2% pay boost is set to expire, according to bill text obtained by STAT. Congress last year gave providers the boost to help their bottom lines during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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STAT+: Senate reaches deal to extend Medicare pay bump for health care providers through 2021

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