EMS Agencies Can Take Advantage of Accelerated or Advanced Payment Opportunities from CMS
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has expanded the Accelerated and Advance Payment Program to a broader group of Medicare Part A providers and Part B suppliers in an effort to provide financial relief and to increase cash flow to providers of services and suppliers impacted by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
To be eligible to participate in the Accelerated and Advanced Payment Program, providers and suppliers must meet the following criteria:
- Have billed Medicare for claims within 180 days immediately prior to the date of signature on the provider’s/supplier’s request form;
- Not be in bankruptcy;
- Not be under active medical review or program integrity investigation; and
- Not have any outstanding delinquent Medicare overpayments.
Qualified providers and supplies will be asked to request a specific amount using an Accelerated or Advance Payment Request form provided on each MAC’s website. Generally, most providers and suppliers will be able to request up to 100% of the Medicare payment amount for a three-month period. Payment is typically processed in about seven (7) days. Ambulance providers and suppliers can utilize these accelerated or advanced payments to ease cash flow disruptions during the COVID-19 public health emergency. To access these payments, select your Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) below:
Medicare Administrative Contractor Accelerated or Advanced Payment Request
- First Coast Service Options, Inc. Accelerated or Advanced Payment Request
- CGS Administrators, LLC Accelerated or Advanced Payment Request
- National Government Services, Inc (NGS)
- Noridian Healthcare Solutions Accelerated or Advanced Payment Request
- Novitas Accelerated or Advanced Payment Request
- Palmetto GBA, LLC Accelerated or Advanced Payment Request
- Wisconsin Physicians Service Government Health Administrators (WPS)