CMS Again Extends Non-Emergency Ambulance Prior Authorization

December 04, 2018
CMS on Tuesday (Nov. 4) again extended the prior authorization program for non-emergency, repetitive ambulance trips. The program was extended for an additional year, through Dec. 1, 2019, in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and D.C. The agency says it extended the program, which first started in late 2014, while it evaluates whether to expand the model nationwide. “We will continue to use this prior authorization process to help ensure that all relevant...

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