Ambulance Open Door Forum
The Ambulance Open Door Forum (ODF) addresses issues related to the payment, billing, coverage and delivery of services in the ambulance industry. The Ambulance Fee Schedule rules, rural and other ambulance payment enhancements, requirements for ambulance service certification and payment determinations, are just some of the many types of issues addressed within the forum. In addition, discussions differentiating the rules related to provider-based and independent ambulance services are facilitated. Timely announcements and clarifications regarding important rulemaking, agency program initiatives and other related areas are also included in the forums.
**Updated Agenda: October 31, 2019 - The proposed agenda for The next Ambulance Open Door Forum is scheduled for Thursday November 7, 2019, from 2:00pm-3:30pmET is as follows: Announcements & Updates; Ambulance Inflation Factor; Announcement on 1-Year Extension of the Medicare Prior Authorization Model for Repetitive, Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Transport: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/16/2019-19886/medicare-program-extension-of-prior-authorization-for-repetitive-scheduled-non-emergent-ambulance; Ground Ambulance Data Collection System Final Rule: /Center/Provider-Type/Ambulances-Services-Center. If you wish to participate, dial 1-888-455-1397 Conference ID: 4676500. Please see the full participation announcement in the Downloads section below. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums.