CMS Announces Educational Opportunity for Ambulance Data Collection

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CMS is hosting a Medicare Learning Matters event on December 5, 2019 from 1:30 - 3:00 EST on Ground Ambulance Data Collection. From the MLN article: During this call, get an overview of the new Ground Ambulance Data Collection system, including: Background Selection of organizations required to report Detailed discussion of the Data Collection Instrument A question and answer session follows the presentation; however, you may email questions in advance to AmbulanceDataCollection@cms.hhs.gov with “December 5 Call” in the subject line. These questions may be addressed during the call or used for other materials following the call. For more Information, including providers selected for the first round of reporting, see the Ambulance Services Center webpage, CY 2020 Physician Fee Schedule final rule, and Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. Register now for…
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CMS Publishes Final Rule on Ambulance Cost Data Collection

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November 1, 2019  the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule on the “Establishment of an Ambulance Data Collection System”. The rule was issued as part of the “Medicare Program; CY 2020 Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Changes to Part B Payment Policies” [CMS-1715-F and IFC]. The final rule is scheduled for official publication in the November 15 issue of the Federal Register. The AAA is currently reviewing the final rule to determine changes on the ambulance data collection system from the policies as outlined in the proposed rule of August 15. The proposed rule set forth a system utilizing a survey tool and sampling of ambulance service providers and suppliers as directed by Congress and supported by the AAA.…
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