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

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Renee Dustman, BS, MACRA Proficient, is an executive editor at AAPC. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Media Communications - Journalism. She has more than 20 years experience in print production and content management, and has worked in a variety of capacities for several publications.
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