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Contact Congress: Medicare Add-Ons Update

Friday, January 19, 2018 4:02 PM | PAAW Administrator (Administrator)

We Need Your Help to Renew the Ambulance Medicare Extenders

Congress is heading toward a possible partial shutdown of the federal government without taking action on our expired Medicare add-on payments. While PAAW, the American Ambulance Association, and other industry stakeholders have pressed hard for Congress to immediately pass a five-year extension of the ambulance add-ons, our message is not being heard loud enough amongst all the other noise. We need you to contact your members of Congress today in support of extending the 2% urban, 3% rural and 22.6% super rural increases! Please share with your staff and encourage them to write letters as well.

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Last night, the House of Representatives mostly along party lines passed a Continuing Resolution to fund the federal government through February 16. The fate of the bill in the Senate is uncertain. If Congress does not pass by midnight tonight a measure extending funding for the federal government, there will be a partial government shutdown.

The AAA had pushed for Congress to attach a Medicare provider extender package including a five-year extension of the ambulance add-ons to the Continuing Resolution. Since the extender package was not included in the Resolution, we are pressing Congress to consider a separate extenders only package including the five-year ambulance extension or attach the package to another moving legislative vehicle. We are also pushing Congress to at the very least pass a short-term extension retroactive to January 1 until a Medicare extender package can move.

It is critical that we get the Medicare ambulance add-ons reinstated as soon as possible. So please write your members of Congress today!



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