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Upcoming Events

  • Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection System Webinar: Revenue Section of the Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection Instrument on Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET.

    To register for this Zoom webinar: https://cms.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_59HMYCOYQTSTRAZHqioJig.

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    The slide presentation is available here (PDF).

    During this call, CMS will provide a detailed walkthrough of the Revenue section of the Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection Instrument (Section 13). The presentation will cover select instructions and questions for reporting revenue from health insurers and from other sources.

    A question-and-answer session will follow this presentation. You may send questions in advance to AmbulanceDataCollection@cms.hhs.gov  with “October 28 Revenue Webinar” in the subject line. We will answer your questions that you submitted in advance during the call or participants may also submit live questions using the “Q&A” button at the bottom of your Zoom screen.

    For more information, including the list of ground ambulance organizations selected to collect and report information starting in 2022, see the Ambulances Services Center webpage, the CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule, the CY 2020 PFS final rule, and the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.

  • Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection System Webinar: Reporting for Hospitals and Other Medicare Providers on Thursday, November 4, 2021 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET.

    To register for this Zoom webinar:

    https://cms.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_f-f8s_sISiCQm6ICs8QdAw

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

     The slide presentation is available here (PDF).

    During this call, CMS will review Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection Instrument instructions and select questions related to hospital and other Medicare providers of services (e.g., hospitals or skilled nursing facilities).   Please note this session is only relevant to ground ambulance organizations that are Medicare providers of services, including hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. Ambulance organizations that are not part of a hospital or other Medicare provider are encouraged to attend other sessions.

    A question-and-answer session will follow this presentation. You may send questions in advance to AmbulanceDataCollection@cms.hhs.gov  with “November 4 Provider Webinar” in the subject line. We will answer your questions that you submitted in advance during the call or participants may also submit live questions using the “Q&A” button at the bottom of your Zoom screen.

    For more information, including the list of ground ambulance organizations selected to collect and report information starting in 2022, see the Ambulances Services Center webpage, the CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule,  the CY 2020 PFS final rule, and the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.

  • Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection System Webinar: Question and Answer (Q&A) Session on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

    To register for this Zoom webinar:

    https://cms.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_Jy_wpLZLQnuNu5vv_5Dbyw

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    Do you have questions about the Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection System? We are holding a live Q&A session on November 16, 2021 at 2:00 pm.  Please send questions in advance to AmbulanceDataCollection@cms.hhs.gov with “November 16 Q&A” in the subject line. We will answer your questions that you submitted in advance during the call or participants may also submit live questions using the “Q&A” button at the bottom of your Zoom screen.  In addition, we will update documents on our Ambulances Services Center webpage with answers to common questions from this session. 

    For more information, including the list of ground ambulance organizations selected to collect and report information starting in 2022, see the Ambulances Services Center webpage, the CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule, the CY 2020 PFS final rule, and the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.

  • Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection System Webinar: Volunteer Organization Requirements on Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET.

    To register for this ZOOM webinar: https://cms.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_LRO6JM8RS0OUdDt5mc2WZQ

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    The slide presentation is available here (PDF).

    During this call, CMS will review Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection Instrument instructions and select questions related to volunteer staff, including how to report labor hours and costs associated with volunteers.  Please note this session is only relevant to ground ambulance organizations with volunteer staff. Organizations without volunteer staff are encouraged to attend other sessions.

    A question and answer session will follow this presentation. You may send questions in advance to: AmbulanceDataCollection@cms.hhs.gov with “October 14 Volunteer Organizations Webinar” in the subject line. We will answer your questions that you submitted in advance during the call or participants may also submit live questions in the “chat” box.

    For more information, including the list of ground ambulance organizations selected to collect and report information starting in 2022, see the Ambulances Services Center webpage, CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2021-07-23/pdf/2021-14973.pdf, CY 2020 Physician Fee Schedule final rule, and Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.

  • Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection System Webinar: Public Safety Organization Requirements on Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET.

    To register for this ZOOM webinar: https://cms.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_Sb5TPm6wQUuTKExHNJbzEw

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    The slide presentation is available here (PDF).

    During this call, CMS will review Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection Instrument instructions and select questions related to public safety-based ambulance organizations. The webinar will cover how to describe your organization’s public safety services and how to report information on staff, facilities, and vehicles with both ground ambulance and public safety roles. Please note this session is only relevant to ground ambulance organizations that also provide fire, police, and/or other public safety services. Organizations not offering public safety services are encouraged to attend other sessions.

    A question and answer session will follow this presentation. You may send questions in advance to: AmbulanceDataCollection@cms.hhs.gov  with “October 21 Public Safety Organizations Webinar” in the subject line. We will answer your questions that you submitted in advance during the call or participants may also submit live questions in the “chat” box.

    For more information, including the list of ground ambulance organizations selected to collect and report information starting in 2022, see the Ambulances Services Center webpage, CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2021-07-23/pdf/2021-14973.pdf, CY 2020 Physician Fee Schedule final rule, and Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.

          COVID-19 Information: 

  • Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) of 2018 (Public Law 115-123)
    • The BBA of 2018 includes three major Medicare ambulance services provisions pertaining to: Extensions of certain ground ambulance add-on payments, Development of a data collection system for ground ambulance providers and suppliers, and Payment reduction for non-emergency ESRD ambulance transports. A summary of these provisions (PDF) is also available.
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