Novitas’ November 16 Webinar on Prior Authorization for Medicare

Novitas will hold another webinar on Medicare’s new prior authorization program for Texas on Tuesday, November 16. Participants must register in advance. The following is from Novitas: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) just released plans for the nationwide expansion of the prior authorization program for repetitive scheduled non-emergent ambulance transports (RSNAT).  JH ambulance suppliers […]

CMS Announces Prior Auth Ambulance Transports for Texas

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on August 26, 2021, that it will expand its prior authorization for repetitive, scheduled non-emergency transportation to the state of Texas beginning on December 1, 2021. Stay tuned for details from Novitas and TEMSA. You will be required to have an active Novitas learning account to […]

CMS Listening Session on Ambulance Data Collection

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold a listening session on June 28, 2018 to discuss the ambulance data collection program, which was created by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. Ambulance coding expert Brian Werfel will discuss the program at the Texas EMS Alliance’s annual conference, EMS EVOLUTION 2018. Click here […]

CMS Releases Guidance for Dialysis Transport Cuts

Click here to review Congress’ February budget bill, which extended Medicare’s ambulance add-on payments. The add-ons were offset by future cost reporting and cuts to dialysis transports. Brian Werfel will cover the topic as part of his billing and coding course at EMS EVOLUTION 2018 on Tuesday, June 19. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid […]

Congress Passes Medicare Ambulance Extenders; New Cost Reporting

Congress passed a funding resolution early this morning that includes Medicare add-on payments for ground ambulances that will be in effect for five years (December 31, 2022). However, much like other health care “extenders” in this funding resolution, several offsets have been placed on the ambulance industry to pay for the bill: Cost reporting for ground […]

TEMSA Urges Calls to Congress on Medicare’s Add-on Payments

November 29, 2017 Re: Call Your Member of Congress on Medicare Add-on Payments Dear TEMSA Member: Congress must address several important items before the year ends, and the expiration of Medicare add-on payments for ambulances at the end of this month is one of those key items. E-mail and call your Member of Congress today […]

February 24: Medicare’s Next Ambulance Open Forum

The next CMS Ambulance Open Door Forum scheduled for: Date:  Wednesday February 24, 2016 Start Time:  2:00 PM Eastern Time (ET); Please dial-in at least 15 minutes before call start time. Conference Leaders: Dr. William Rogers, Valerie Miller and Jill Darling **This Agenda is Subject to Change** I. Opening Remarks Chair – Dr. William Rogers […]