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CMS Cost Reporting Workshop

Thirty one Maine services were selected for Year One reporting – and a similar amount are expected to be included when the Year Two services are selected in the next month or two. At that point, nearly half of Maine’s ambulance services will be required to collect and submit cost data – and over the next few years all services will be involved. Although there was a delay due to the pandemic for Year One services, the cost reporting requirement is still intact.

This is a critically important requirement not only because there are penalties for non-compliance, but the data submitted will be used as the basis for future insurance reimbursement (e.g. Medicare, MaineCare, etc.). As such, it is essential that the data is both accurately collected and submitted.

Our first cost reporting workshop in Freeport last year was very successful and we are happy to have Scott Moore, Esq., EMT, back to conduct this virtual workshop. Scott has been a lead presenter for the American Ambulance Association and will providing updated information and tools for cost collection and reporting. This workshop will be helpful for those who attended last year as well as those who may be new to cost data collection.

This workshop will be in two parts, but only one registration is required (the link for the 2nd session will be emailed separately prior to that session). The first session on October 1 (1:00 – 3:30 PM) will provide an overview and update for all services and a Q & A session. The second session on October 8 (3:00 – 4:30) will focus on rural services and those who may have a mix of paid and volunteer providers, medical directors, etc. There will also be time for an expanded Q & A.

All are welcome, but space is limited and registration is required. The rate for MAA members is $25.00 for both sessions; the rate for non-MAA members is $75.00 for both sessions. Non-member services who join the MAA may apply a credit of $50 per registration to their annual dues. Please contact us for details.

The workshop has been approved for 4.0 hours of Maine EMS Continuing Education credit in the Preparation/Operations category.

Please click on the link below for additional information and to register:

https://events.eventzilla.net/e/maine-ambulance-assn-cost-reporting-workshop-2138792124



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Maine EMS - Maine.gov

Maine Emergency Medical Services is a Bureau of the Maine Department of Public Safety. It is responsible for the coordination and integration of all state activities concerning emergency medical services and the overall planning, evaluation, coordination, facilitation and regulation of EMS systems.

American Ambulance Association

The AAA was formed in 1979 in response to the need for improvements in medical transportation and emergency medical services. The American Ambulance Association represents hundreds of ambulance services across the United States that participate in emergency and nonemergency care and medical transportation. The Association serves as a voice and clearinghouse for ambulance services, and views prehospital care not only as a public service, but also as an essential part of the total public health care system.
 

MaineCare Exclusion List

One of the benefits of MAA membership is that it automatically includes membership in the Savvik Buying Group, With over 8,000 members and 20 years of experience in cooperative buying, Savvik has been able to negotiate significant discounts on EMS supplies and equipment, office products, and much more. Savvik's competitive bidding process complies with the procedures required by the state of Minnesota, which in turn establishes a Master Intergovernmental Cooperative Purchasing Agreement that is accepted by other state, county, and local government purchasing agents. For more details, visit their website.
 

 

 
 

Maine Ambulance Association
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Waterville, Maine 04903-0202
(207) 209-3944

 

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