CMS Halts Next Phase Of Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport Program

By Dorothy Mills-Gregg / September 17, 2021 at 12:53 PM
The few applications to CMS innovation center’s third phase of its emergency triage, treat and transport program is likely due to pandemic-related pressure on nursing and not because of a lack of interest, ambulance providers said after the agency withdrew its notice of funding opportunity to set up new ways to triage Medicare beneficiaries calling 911. CMS announced the voluntary ET3 program in early 2019 with the goal of keeping Medicare beneficiaries out of emergency rooms when such a visit...

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