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Last Modified: 10/22/2020 Location: FL, PR, USVI Business: Part B

Ambulance services: Be alert regarding documentation guidelines (B)

Thursday, December 17

10-11:30 a.m. ET

Delivery language: English

Medicare’s guidelines regarding the provision and approval of ambulance services are based on criteria relating to documentation and medical necessity. Data from review contractors and processes, such as the Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) program and Supplemental Medical Review Contractor (SMRC), indicate widespread errors relating to documenting and coding of ambulance care.
During this webcast, we’ll review First Coast local coverage determination (LCD) that addresses these services and provides guidance to assist ambulance providers with proper documentation and coding.
Topics to be covered include guidelines associated with:
Ground mileage
First Coast’s local coverage determination for non-emergency transport
Signature requirements
Proactive steps to prepare for targeted probe and educate (TPE)
COVID impacts on ambulance services
To register for this event, you must have an account in First Coast University, our learning management system. Learn how to create an account if you don’t have one.
Would you like to submit questions prior to this event? You may submit your questions in advance by emailing them to Please submit your questions no later than Friday, December 4.
AAPC accepts hour for hour CMS CEUs when sponsored by CMS national or MAC offices. A certificate of attendance or completion with the CMS logo is necessary to show participation. To claim CEUs attendees will enter certificate information onto their CEU Tracker using the "No Index Number" option. A copy of the certificate does not need to be provided to AAPC unless the member is selected for verification purposes.
Please click here for CEU documentation instructions.
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