NVFC asks Congress to Maintain Medicare Payments to Ambulance Service Providers

On February 20, the NVFC signed onto a letter to the House and Senate tax-writing committees requesting that they extend the authorization of Medicare ambulance add-on payments in legislation currently under consideration related to Medicare’s sustainable growth rate (SGR).

Last December, President Obama signed the “Pathway for SGR Reform Act of 2013” into law, delaying until March 31, 2014, a scheduled payment reduction to medical service providers who treat Medicare patients. With that deadline approaching, reimbursement rates for ambulance transport are set to be reduced automatically unless Congress acts.