The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the ground ambulance suppliers and providers selected for Years 3 and 4 of the Medicare ground ambulance data collection system. The list of the selected providers and suppliers is available on the CMS website. These providers and suppliers will be asked to collect data during their budget year starting in 2023 and to report the data within five months of the close of that year.
Providers and suppliers who are selected should respond to the notification letter sent by Medicare Administrative Contractors (MAC). Organizations may select a calendar year or fiscal year start date for the data collection period. Data will be submitted for a continuous 12-month period using the Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection Instrument: English (PDF).
The AAA continues to provide educational support for ground ambulance services to help them collect and report these data. In addition to in-person sessions, the AAA offers webinars on demand.
It is important that all ground ambulance providers and suppliers collect and report data through this program. The Congress intends to use the information to help reform Medicare ambulance fee schedule.