Ambulance Model Applicants Announced

March 03, 2020


The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) has selected 205 applicants across 36 states and the District of Columbia to participate in the Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport (ET3) Model. This spring, CMS will share the final list of ET3 model participants who have agreed to participate. The five-year, voluntary model is intended to give additional flexibility to ambulance care teams to provide appropriate emergency services to fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries.

Under the model, Medicare will pay participating ambulance suppliers and providers to transport the beneficiary to a destination other than a hospital emergency department (such as a primary care doctor’s office or urgent care clinic) or to initiate treatment in place in person or via telehealth.

Additional information about the model can be found on the ET3 CMMI website.



For more information visit the McDermottPlus Payment Innovation Resource Center or contact Sheila Madhani at 202-204-1459/ or Mara McDermott at 202-204-1462/

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