2013 Ambulance Fee Schedule
Through recent “fiscal cliff” legislation, Congress has voted to extend ambulance “add on” payments until January 1, 2014.
The current “add on” payments of 2% for urban providers, 3% for rural providers, and 22.6% for super rural providers were set to expire on December 31, 2012. In addition to the extension, the Ambulance Inflation Factor for 2013 is 0.8% .
Many Medicare Contractors have published the 2013 Medicare Ambulance Fee Schedule; however, these extensions were not taken into consideration. Any rate adjustments should be postponed until CMS publishes the official Ambulance Fee Schedule. EMSMC will provide a client-specific charge comparison once the revised Fee Schedule has been published.