CMS Announces 2023 Ambulance Inflation Factor

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an ambulance inflation factor of 8.7 percent for calendar year (CY) 2023 last week.

Several variables will determine an EMS agency’s actual payment in 2023:

  • Legislation related to ambulance fee schedule bonus payments is pending.
  • Health care providers continue to face Medicare payment cuts as a result of PAYGO offsets used to pay for other federal spending.