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 January 28, 2020 - The proposed agenda for The next Ambulance Open Door Forum is scheduled for Thursday February 6, 2020, from 2:00pm-3:30pmET is as follows: Announcements & Updates- *Ambulance Data Collection Instrument: Collecting Staffing and Labor Cost Information; *Ground Ambulance Data Collection Instrument (https://www.cms.gov/Center/Provider-Type/Ambulances-Services-Center.html). If you wish to participate, dial 1-888-455-1397 Conference ID: 9375124. Please see the full participation announcement in the Downloads section below. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums.
**Updated January 8, 2020- Special Open Door Forum (SODF), Medicare Documentation Requirement Lookup Service, Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 2pm-3pm Eastern Time. The The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Center for Program Integrity will host a series of Special Open Door Forum (SODF) calls to educate the public about a new initiative underway to develop a Medicare Fee for Service (FFS) Documentation Requirement Lookup Service prototype. Also, to allow physicians, suppliers, IT and Electronic Health Record (EHR) Developers and Vendors, and/or all other interested parties to provide feedback to CMS and inform how interested parties can get involved or track the progress of this initiative. For more information and to access the slide presentation for the SODF, please visit our website: go.cms.gov/MedicareRequirementsLookup. We look forward to your participation. If you wish to participate, dial: 1-888-455-1397 & Conference ID: 2487397. We look forward to your participation. Please see the Downloads section below for the full call announcement. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums.