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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: December 8, 2017 - The proposed agenda for The next Ambulance Open Door Forum is scheduled for Thursday, December 14, 2017, from 2:00pm-3:00pmET is as follows: Announcements & Updates; CR 10323 Ambulance Inflation Factor for CY 2018 and Productivity Adjustment announcement; Expiration of Temporary Add-on Payments for Urban, Rural, and Super Rural Ground Ambulance Services announcement; Update on Prior Authorization Model for Repetitive Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance; CY 2018 Ambulance Fee Schedule Public Use File. If you wish to participate, dial 1-800-837-1935 Conference ID: 61764351. Please see the full participation announcement in the Downloads section below. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums.