Billing for Ambulance Services in 2014

When billing for ambulance services, please note that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently made a couple of policy changes.

  1. Signature Requirements

Effective August 12, 2014, a representative signing for ambulance services on behalf of a Medicare beneficiary does not need to include his or her address on the Form-1500.

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See Transmittal 2984, Change Request 8760 for claims processing instructions.

  1. Filing Timeframe

Also effective August 12, 2014, the timeframe for filing a Medicare claim for ambulance transport services is 12 months. Pub. 100-02 Medicare Benefit Policy incorrectly stated the timeframe as 15-27 months, per Transmittal 190, Change Request 8760.

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Renee Dustman is executive editor at AAPC. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and a long history of writing just about anything for just about every kind of publication there is or ever has been. She’s also worked in production management for print media, and continues to dabble in graphic design.
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Renee Dustman is executive editor at AAPC. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and a long history of writing just about anything for just about every kind of publication there is or ever has been. She’s also worked in production management for print media, and continues to dabble in graphic design.

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