Beginning on January 1, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires that selected providers of ground ambulance services collect and report expenditures, revenues, utilization, and other data. Our team of experts can help you navigate this new Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection and reporting process. We leverage our extensive knowledge and experience to guide our partners on allowable costs, provider charges, prospective payments, and appeals for Medicare.
Are you an ambulance provider who has been selected to complete the Medicare Cost Survey?
On November 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) selected 2,600 ambulance providers to complete the Medicare Cost Survey as a part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 that requires all providers of ground ambulance services to collect and report expenditures, revenues, utilization, and other departmental statistics. According to CMS, “Failure to sufficiently submit the required information will result in a 10 per cent reduction to payments under the Ambulance Fee Schedule (AFS) for one year.” It is essential that providers are accurate in their cost survey responses, as it will impact future reimbursement rates.
How can PCG help you?
PCG’s expertise in Medicare ground ambulance cost reporting services and proprietary web-based solution enables us to ensure that your Medicare Cost Survey is completed accurately and properly in accordance with Medicare regulations, so you have the time to focus on innovating your programs. We offer three service levels that allow you to get just the right amount of guidance and support based on your needs and budget:
Medicare Cost Survey Training -- Standard
Medicare Cost Survey training via our secure web-based portal, tools that facilitate the data collection and report preparation process, and help desk support.
Detailed Desk Review and Variance Analysis -- Professional
Detailed desk review and variance analysis with like-sized providers and scheduled conference call to review recommendations.
Comprehensive Cost Report Survey Preparation -- Premium
Extensive cost report survey preparation by our team of experts. In-depth support if selected for an audit by CMS.
Why partner with PCG?
PCG is the nation’s leader in providing ground emergency medical transport (GEMT) and Medicare cost reporting services. Our team has more than 30 years of experience working with state-operated facilities on cost reports submission to the Medicare intermediary and over 13 years working with EMS agencies across the country.
PCG has generated over $400 million for public EMS providers across the country through Medicaid cost recovery programs. We offer services ranging from cost report preparation and audit support to statewide program administration. We understand the operations and cost structures of EMS departments, which enables us to ensure that your Medicare Cost Survey is completed accurately and properly in accordance with Medicare regulations.
Benefits of working with PCG:
Obtain expert guidance on allowable costs, provider charges, prospective payments, and appeals for Medicare
Vastly reduce the administrative burden via PCG’s streamlined process
Maximize compliance and accuracy with our web-based solution
Medicare Cost Survey Support Services
Partner with PCG for guidance and support on the Medicare Cost Survey that will meet your needs and budget.
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