CMS Cost Data Collection Overview
Legislation that was enacted in early 2019 now requires EMS agencies to complete a survey detailing their cost data to CMS in their effort to reform the Ambulance Fee Schedule. Over the next four years, all EMS agencies who bill Medicare will be required to report their cost data. Failure to meet these new reporting requirements could lead to significant sanctions including loss of Medicare revenue. This two-part session will provide attendees will the regulatory information to deepen their understanding of cost collection and provide them with tools and necessary actions to take to meet the regulatory requirements. During these sessions, attendees will learn how and why these new requirements were enacted and what EMS agencies will need to report to be compliant. These sessions will also provide attendees with how they can best prepare their service to report their costs. At the conclusion of the two sessions, attendees will be armed with an understanding of the new rules and a strategy on how to best tackle preparing to complete the CMS Ambulance Cost Data Survey.
Session One: October 1, 1:00 – 3:30 PM
Session Two: October 8, 3:00 – 4:30 PM*
*It is only necessary to register for Session One; the link for Session Two will be sent prior to the session.
About the Presenter
Scott A. Moore, Esq. has been in the emergency medical services field for nearly 30 years. Scott has held various executive positions, including Chief Executive Officer, Vice President, Director of Human Resources, & Director of Operations, and field level provider at several ambulance services in Massachusetts. Scott is a licensed attorney, specializing in Human Resources, employment and labor law, employee benefits, ambulance service reimbursement, and corporate compliance matters. Scott is the Human Resources & Operational Consultant to the American Ambulance Association (AAA) and frequently lectures at EMS conferences.
Scott is the owner of Moore EMS Consulting, LLC, which has been providing Human Resources, Revenue Cycle Management, and Employment Law services since August 2015. Scott’s principal client is the American Ambulance Association (AAA) which is the trade association representing EMS agencies in the United States. In addition to the AAA, Scott exclusively represents EMS and Home Health clients.
Scott holds certifications as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Society for Human Resources Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), and Certified Ambulance Compliance Officer (CACO). In addition, Scott has been a Site Reviewer for the Commission on the Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) for many years. Scott earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Salem State College and his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School. Scott maintains his EMT and still works actively in the field as a call-firefighter/EMT in his hometown. Scott is a member of the American Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Northeast Human Resource Association.
This program has been approved for 4.0 hours of Maine EMS Continuing Education in Preperation/Operations.