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3/16 | CMS Ambulance Open Door Forum

The next CMS Ambulance Open Door Forum scheduled for:

Thursday, March 16, 2023
2:00pm-3:00pm PM Eastern Time (ET);

This call will be Conference Call Only.
To participate by phone:
Dial: 1-888-455-1397 & Reference Conference Passcode: 4325849

Conference Leaders: Jill Darling, Maria Durham

**This Agenda is Subject to Change**
I. Opening Remarks
Chair- Maria Durham, Director, Division of Data Analysis and Market Based Pricing
Moderator – Jill Darling (Office of Communications)

II. Announcements & Updates
• Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection System
(GADCS): Top 5 Tips for Selected Organizations in Year 1, 2, 3, and 4
Slide presentation will be available on CMS’ Ambulances
Services Center website:
Please see the following information regarding COVID-19
PHE Updated Guidance for Ambulance Organizations:
Public Health Emergency (PHE) 1135 Waivers: Updated
Guidance for Providers

III. Open Q&A
Next Ambulance Open Door Forum: TBA
ODF email:

This Open Door Forum is open to everyone, but if you are a member of the Press,
you may listen in but please refrain from asking questions during the Q & A portion of
the call. If you have inquiries, please contact CMS at Thank

Open Door Participation Instructions:
This call will be Conference Call Only.
To participate by phone:
Dial: 1-888-455-1397 & Reference Conference Passcode: 4325849

Persons participating by phone do not need to RSVP. TTY Communications Relay
Services are available for the Hearing Impaired. For TTY services dial 7-1-1 or 1-
800-855-2880. A Relay Communications Assistant will help.
Instant Replay: 1-800-814-6745; Conference Passcode: No Passcode needed
Instant Replay is an audio recording of this call that can be accessed by dialing 1-
800-814-6745 and entering the Conference Passcode beginning 1 hours after the call
has ended. The recording is available until March 18, 2023, 11:59PM ET.
For ODF schedule updates and E-Mailing List registration, visit our website at
Were you unable to attend the recent Ambulance ODF call? We encourage you to
visit our CMS Podcasts and Transcript webpage where you can listen and view the
most recent Ambulance ODF call. The audio and transcript will be posted to:
CMS provides free auxiliary aids and services including information in accessible
formats. Click here for more information. This will point partners to our
version of the “Accessibility & Nondiscrimination notice” page. Thank you.

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Amanda Riordan

Amanda Riordan serves as the Vice President of Membership of the American Ambulance Association. She joined AAA as Director of Membership in May of 2015. She has 15+ years of progressive experience in non-profit operations, membership development, marketing, operations, and credentialing.

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