Ambulance - JE Part B
Ambulance Fee Schedules
There is a national fee schedule for ambulance services furnished as a benefit under Medicare Part B. It applies to all ambulance services, including private, independent, and institutional providers and skilled nursing facilities.
Medicare pays for "loaded" miles only. These are miles traveled while the patient is on board. Medicare does not pay for miles traveled to the point of pick up.
Air and Ground ambulance mileage rates are adjusted by the yearly ambulance inflation factor (AIF). See the CMS Internet Only Manual (IOM), Publication 100-04, Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 15, Section 20.1.4 - Components of the Ambulance Fee Schedule to see how the amounts are determined.
- 2023 = 8.7%
- 2022 = 5.1%
- 2021 = 0.2%
- Claims Processing/Reimbursement
- CMS IOM, Publication 100-02, Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Publication, Chapter 10 - Ambulance Services
- CMS IOM, Publication 100-04, Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 15 - Ambulance
- CMS IOM, Publication 100-08, Medicare Program Integrity Manual, Chapter 6 - Medicare Contractor Medical Review Guidelines for Specific Services
- CMS Change Request (CR) 8269 - Ambulance Payment Reduction for Non-Emergency Basic Life Support (BLS) Transports to and from Renal Dialysis Facilities
- Ambulance Fee Schedule webpage.
Last Updated Mon, 13 Nov 2023 19:17:47 +0000