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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: June 8, 2018 - The proposed agenda for The next Ambulance Open Door Forum is scheduled for Thursday, June 14, 2018, from 2:00pm-3:00pmET is as follows: Announcements & Updates; Ground Ambulance Providers and Suppliers: Data Collection System Listening Session - June 28, 2018; Reminder of Recently Issued CMS Instructions Re: Ambulance transport claims processing: Change Request 10531 – Claims Processing Actions to Implement Certain Provisions of the Bipartisan Budget Act; Change Request 10549 – Increased Ambulance Payment Reduction for Non-Emergency BLS Transports to and from Renal Dialysis Facilities; CR 10550 Ambulance Transportation for a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Resident in a Stay Not Covered by Part A; Market Saturation and Utilization Data Tool: If you wish to participate, dial 1-800-837-1935 Conference ID: 33271311. Please see the full participation announcement in the Downloads section below. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums.