CMS Pushes Back Year One Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection to 2021
May 26, 2020
On May 11, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it is modifying the data collection period and data reporting period for ground ambulance organizations that were selected by CMS to collect data beginning between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020 (year one). CMS is modifying this data collection and reporting period to increase flexibilities for ground ambulance organizations that would otherwise be required to collect data in 2020 – 2021 so that they can focus on their operations and patient care.
As a result of this modification, ground ambulance organizations selected for year one data collection and reporting will collect and report data during the same period of time that will apply to ground ambulance organizations selected by CMS to collect data beginning between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021 (year two).
To view the full announcement from CMS, click here and scroll down to the end of page 29.