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Medicare Data Collection System for Ground Ambulance Providers

Medicare Data Collection System for Ground Ambulance Providers New Start Date is January 1st, 2021!!! Effective January 1, 2020 (Delayed for one year due to CoVID-19) and continuing through 2024, ground ambulance providers and suppliers that have been selected to participate in...
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Medicare Ambulance Prior Authorization – Nationwide Rollout

  Medicare Ambulance Prior Authorization – Nationwide Rollout September 22, 2020 CMS announced today that “repetitive, scheduled, non-emergency ambulance transports” (RSNAT) will soon require prior authorization nationwide.  Up to now, the prior...
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More CoVID Funding for EMS

More CoVID Funding for EMS Providers In an October 1st, 2020 press release, the US DHHS announced that an additional 20 Billion dollars was being released for CARES Act Provider Relief Payments.  The online application portal will open Monday, October 5th, 2020.  This means more...
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Ambulance Documentation Questions – Mileage Reporting

Ambulance Documentation Questions – Mileage Reporting How do we record tenths of a mile when the odometer doesn’t display tenths? Medicare billing is limited to the patient’s loaded miles only, the miles traveled while the patient is on board the ambulance. Also,...
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2017 Ambulance Inflation Factor Announced

Ambulance Inflation Factor Raises Rates January 1, 2017 Every year, Medicare Part B carriers adjust their payment rates for ambulance providers and suppliers who transport Medicare beneficiaries.  The Ambulance Inflation Factor, can be an increase or decrease, depending on...
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Medicare Ambulance Service Levels Defined: Updated

Medicare Ambulance Service Levels Defined Welcome to our discussion of Medicare Ambulance Service Levels.  Here we will define the common levels of service and what it takes to qualify for each.  If you need help or want to discuss these definitions items in more detail, call our...
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