Thirty one Maine services were selected for Year One reporting – and a similar amount are expected to be included when the Year Two services are selected in the next month or two. At that point, nearly half of Maine’s ambulance services will be required to collect and submit cost data – and over the next few years all services will be involved. Although there was a delay due to the pandemic for Year One services, the cost reporting requirement is still intact.
This is a critically important requirement not only because there are penalties for non-compliance, but the data submitted will be used as the basis for future insurance reimbursement (e.g. Medicare, MaineCare, etc.). As such, it is essential that the data is both accurately collected and submitted.
Our first cost reporting workshop in Freeport last year was very successful and we are happy to have Scott Moore, Esq., EMT, back to conduct this virtual workshop. Scott has been a lead presenter for the American Ambulance Association and will providing updated information and tools for cost collection and reporting. This workshop will be helpful for those who attended last year as well as those who may be new to cost data collection.
This workshop will be in two parts, but only one registration is required (the link for the 2nd session will be emailed separately prior to that session). The first session on October 1 (1:00 – 3:30 PM) will provide an overview and update for all services and a Q & A session. The second session on October 8 (3:00 – 4:30) will focus on rural services and those who may have a mix of paid and volunteer providers, medical directors, etc. There will also be time for an expanded Q & A.
All are welcome, but space is limited and registration is required. The rate for MAA members is $25.00 for both sessions; the rate for non-MAA members is $75.00 for both sessions. Non-member services who join the MAA may apply a credit of $50 per registration to their annual dues. Please contact us for details.
The workshop has been approved for 4.0 hours of Maine EMS Continuing Education credit in the Preparation/Operations category.
Please click on the link below for additional information and to register: