CMS Announces New Ambulance Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport Payment Model

On February 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, announced the launch of an innovative payment model with new treatment and transport options to more appropriately and effectively meet Medicare beneficiaries’ emergency needs.   The Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport (ET3) Model is a voluntary, five-year payment model that aims to allow Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) beneficiaries to receive the most appropriate level of care at the right time and place. Continue reading