American Ambulance Association: Tell Congress to support higher Medicare payments for EMS

If lawmakers do not act, payments will be reduced by 4%


By Leila Merrill

ROSSLYN, Va. — The American Ambulance Association is urging its members to tell members of Congress to prevent an additional 4% sequestration cut for all Medicare suppliers and providers, including ground ambulance services.

“Chronic below-cost Medicare reimbursement, increased costs, and workforce shortages have come to a head,” the association says on its website.

“Chronic below-cost Medicare reimbursement, increased costs, and workforce shortages have come to a head,” the American Ambulance Association says on its website.
“Chronic below-cost Medicare reimbursement, increased costs, and workforce shortages have come to a head,” the American Ambulance Association says on its website. (Photo/Getty Images)

The AAA has a sample email on its site that people can use to advocate for preventing sequestration cuts to health care providers and temporary increase in payments to ground ambulance agencies

 The sample letter also calls for expanding access to U.S. workforce development programs to help address the workforce shortfall.

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