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SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — CMS has expanded its Accelerated and Advance Payment Program for the duration of the public health emergency, authorizing Medicare contractors the ability to provide accelerated or advance payments.

Providers must complete an enrollment form to be considered.

To qualify for advance/accelerated payments, the following requirements must be met:

  • Have billed Medicare for claims within 180 days immediately before the date of signature on the physician’s request form
  • Not be in bankruptcy
  • Not be under active medical review or program integrity investigation
  • Not have any outstanding delinquent Medicare overpayments

Each Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) will work to review and issue payments within seven calendar days of receiving the request. Some Medicare contractors have made it possible to submit the request on weekends.

NOVITAS instructions can be found here. If you are with a different MAC, please check their website for instructions on how to apply.

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We know from experience that it’s not easy out there for ambulance companies. You’re facing tightening regulations, declining Medicare payments, more taxes and ever-increasing technological complexity. At AIM, we’re committed to providing you with the products and services you need to sustain and grow your business so you can focus on what you do best -- saving people’s lives.

Our 3 decades of experience in the EMS industry gives us a deep understanding of the needs and problems you face. You won’t find another solution on the market today that provides more cost-effective and user-friendly tools to help manage the operations of your EMS service.

AIM’s industry-leading system outpaces the others in terms of usability, benefits, and price. Our billing and coding knowledge comes from a deep understanding of the EMS industry and our decades of experience in information technology and service delivery -- and that translates into more revenue for you.

But we don’t stop there. Our mission is to give you the best product, customer service, training and follow up, and overall value anywhere. That’s our commitment to you.