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2016 CMS Ambulance Inflation Factor negative .4%

Thursday, November 19, 2015 7:18 AM | PAAW Administrator (Administrator)
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has officially announced that the inflation factor for payments under the Medicare ambulance fee schedule for 2016 will be negative .4% (-0.4%). As part of the Affordable Care Act, a productivity adjustment has been part of the calculation for the last several years which for 2016 has resulted in a negative update.

The announcement basically means ambulance services, both ground and air medical, will likely see their Medicare reimbursement payments reduced.

Source:  American Ambulance Association

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