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 July 19, 2023- The proposed agenda for the next Ambulance Open Door Forum scheduled for Thursday, July 27, 2023 from 2pm-3pmET is as follows: Announcements & Updates- *Ground Ambulance & Patient Billing Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement; *Update on Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) Model; Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection System (GADCS): Proposed Changes in the CY 2024 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Slide presentation will be available at: https://www.cms.gov/medicare/ambulance-fee-schedule-zip-code-files/ambulance-events; *Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023: Division FF, section 4103: Extension of Add-On Payments for Ambulance Services; Open Q&A. This call will be a Zoom webinar with registration and login instructions. If you wish to participate, register in advance for this webinar: https://cms.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_Sq7TP07ESqiGuvE0M00xIg Webinar ID: 161 099 7532, Passcode: 131371. Please see the full agenda in the downloads section below. We look forward to your participation. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums.
Thursday, July 27, 2023- Agenda: Ambulance Open Door Forum (PDF)