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Date
2018-06-28
Event
Ground Ambulance Providers and Suppliers: Data Collection System Listening Session
Topic
Ambulance Services

When: Thursday, June 28, 2018, from 1:30 to 3 pm ET

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Description:

Section 50203(b) of the  Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 - Opens in a new window  - External Link Policy - Opens in a new window  requires the development of a data collection system (which may include use of a cost survey) to collect cost, revenue, utilization, and other information on providers and suppliers of ground ambulance services. The system must collect information:

  • Needed to evaluate the extent to which reported costs relate to payment rates
  • On the utilization of capital equipment and ambulance capacity
  • On different types of ground ambulance services furnished in different geographic locations, including rural and super rural areas

This listening session is an opportunity to provide input on the development of this system, including:

  • Recommendations on the data elements that CMS should collect
  • Identifying costs that would be difficult to define and report and why
  • Addressing       the potential that there is a variation of costs among organizations that provide ambulance services
  • Other comments on the provision that CMS should consider

Target Audience: Ground ambulance providers and suppliers, as well as ambulance stakeholders.

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