Texas HHSC’s Response to TEMSA’s ET3 Request

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) submitted its interest in Medicare’s new Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) program in a letter dated September 17, 2019. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently asked state Medicaid programs to indicate their willingness to work with the new program. The Texas EMS Alliance […]

Medicare Extends the ET3 Deadline

Medicare’s RFA for the ET3 program has been extended until October 5, 2019. Learn more: https://www.mcdermottplus.com/payment-innovation/et3-rfa-deadline-extended/

New Details on Medicare’s ET3 Model

Coming Soon – The Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) Model Application Portal and Tutorial Webinar   The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) and the ET3 Model team are pleased to announce that the RFA Application Portal will be available the week of August 5th, 2019. Another announcement will notify you when it […]

Texas Exempt from Medicare’s Latest Ambulance Moratorium

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) extended the moratorium on the new enrollment of non-emergency ambulance services in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for another six months in a July 30 announcement (applicable July 29, 2018). However, Texas was not included in the announcement for ambulance services. The following is a timeline that explains […]

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 […]

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 […]