AIF Announced For Calendar Year 2022

AIF Announced for the Calendar Year 2022

AIF Announced for the Calendar Year 2022 By Chuck Humphrey, B.A., EMT-B, CAC, CADS* Second Largest Increase Ever! The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that the Ambulance Inflation Factor (AIF) for 2022 is 5.1%. The increase will be applied to the national Medicare Ambulance Fee Schedule with payments made on claims with a […]

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AIF Announced For Calendar Year 2021

AIF Announced for Calendar Year 2021

AIF Announced for Calendar Year 2021 Christmas-like Anticipation Do you remember what it was like when you were a kid and Christmas was right around the corner? You probably couldn’t wait for the big day when Santa would bring you that awesome new bicycle, video game or Barbie doll, right? Well, if you’re an ambulance […]

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AIF Announced For Calendar Year 2020

AIF Announced for Calendar Year 2020

AIF Announced for Calendar Year 2020 R4407CP What is R4407CP? The identifier number on the tail section of an aircraft, perhaps? Good guess…but no! R4407CP is the Change Request Transmittal Number released just a few days ago announcing the Ambulance Inflation Factor (AIF) for 2020. The AIF is an important piece of the formula to […]

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Reimbursement-Reality-Check-Blog-03-18-2016

Reimbursement Reality Check

Reimbursement Reality Check The Good Old Days! Remember back about ten years ago when we got those really nice Medicare increases each year? We remember! One year 5%, another year 3; it sure was nice and it helped us keep up with the rising costs of everything that makes our EMS agencies go. With Medicare […]

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Small-Change-Blog-01-15-2016

Small Change- Significant Impact

Small Change- Significant Impact New Year, New Numbers With the New Year comes new changes, especially from Medicare. We’ve all become accustomed to each new calendar year ushering in changes to the Medicare fee schedule. The New Year brings new numbers with dollar signs. This year, for the first time ever those numbers carried a […]

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Explaining-AIF-Blog-11-20-2015

Explaining the Ambulance Inflation Factor

Explaining the Ambulance Inflation Factor This Week This week the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced the Ambulance Inflation Factor (AIF) for Calendar Year 2016 (CY 2016). For the first time ever the AIF is a negative value, meaning it will impact the National Medicare Ambulance Fee Schedule by a negative four tenths of […]

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Cuts-Loom-Blog-10-23-2015

Additional Cut Looms for Ambulance Industry

Additional Cut Looms for Ambulance Industry More Bad News This week saw more bad news for the ambulance industry. Leading economic indicators are pointing to a projected negative Ambulance Inflation Factor for 2016. It is projected that the AIF value in the New Year will decrease Medicare ambulance payments by -0.5%. While the number is […]

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