With reporting deadlines looming for the Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection System (GADCS), it’s of vital importance to understand the new Medicare data reporting requirements and to have a plan in place to deal with them. ZOLL® Billing and RescueNet® Billing software features and functionality can help agencies to meet the requirements with minimal time and effort.
Highlights of New Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection Requirements
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will now require that ambulance organizations collect and report on their operations, costs, and revenue utilization. CMS is gathering and compiling this information to ascertain how much it costs to run an EMS agency, in addition to how much EMS agencies are paid.
To that end, a series of additional reporting requirements now will be mandated for ground ambulance service. CMS will notify the EMS agencies that will be required to participate in this data collection program. (Of note, reporting will not be required for air ambulance service.)
The depth and breadth of these new reporting requirements may pose significant challenges in parsing the data required by Medicare. This CMS information-gathering initiative will require a more detailed level of reporting and could take considerable time away from current operational activities unless agencies devise efficient action plans for handling the new requirements.
ZOLL Billing and ZOLL RescueNet Software Can Streamline Data Collection and Compliance
EMS billers who will be responsible for researching and compiling the required data and uploading the information into an online CMS report form can leverage helpful functionality in ZOLL Billing and ZOLL RescueNet to ease the process and save time.
ZOLL Data Systems recently hosted a webinar dedicated to helping you learn more about the new reporting requirements faster and with less effort. Topics covered include:
- What to expect with the upcoming GADCS reporting requirements
- Recommended actions to help ensure your agency will be ready to begin reporting
- How ZOLL Billing and RescueNet Billing can help with the preparation of accurate, timely reports
- Tips on how to configure ZOLL Billing and RescueNet Billing to reduce the additional work required to meet the new CMS reporting requirements
For insights and tips efficiently meeting the new CMS reporting requirements, watch “Leveraging ZOLL Billing and RescueNet Billing To Satisfy Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection Requirements.” This on-demand webinar provides expert recommendations, actionable strategies, and software configuration guidelines that can help streamline reporting and reduce the administrative burden on EMS billers.