Ambulance Documentation Requirements - JE Part A
Ambulance Documentation Requirements
It is expected that patient's medical records reflect the need for care/services provided. The listing of records is not all inclusive. Providers must ensure all necessary records are submitted to support services rendered. They may include:
|Ambulance records for the billed date of service
|Local 911 Ambulance Dispatch Protocols|
|Beneficiary name and date of service on all documentation|
|Documentation as required in LCD or NCD, if applicable|
|Any additional documentation to support the reasonable necessity of the service(s) performed
|Advance Beneficiary Notice|
|Itemization of services|
|Signature log or signature attestation for any missing or illegible signatures within the medical record (all personnel providing services)|
|If an electronic health record is utilized, include your facility’s process of how the electronic signature is created. Include an example of how the electronic signature displays once signed by the physician|
Multiple CMS contractors are charged with completing reviews of medical records. See Identifying Which Entity Completed a Part A Claim Review for detailed information about each of these contractors.
Once a provider compiles all the necessary documentation, it is important to submit them to the appropriate contractor according to the request received. Select the request below to view the appropriate submission instructions.
- Noridian Medical Review: Additional Documentation Request (ADR)
- Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT): CID Request
- Level One Appeal: Redetermination Request
View the Ambulance webpage for additional information and resources.
Last Updated Fri, 14 Oct 2022 16:45:55 +0000
Documentation Requirements Disclaimer
The documentation requirements contents/references provided within this section were prepared as educational tools and are not intended to grant rights or impose obligations. Use of these documents are not intended to take the place of either written law or regulations.
The listing of records is not all inclusive. Providers must ensure all necessary records are submitted to support services rendered.
Important that physician intent, physician decision and physician recommendation to provide services derived clearly from the medical record and properly authenticated.
The submission of these records shall not guarantee payment as all applicable coverage requirements must be met.