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Guidance on Beneficiary Signature Requirements for Ambulance Claims Calendar Year (CY) 2009 Update

On November 27, 2007, CMS published the CY 2008 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Final Rule (CMS-1385-FC) in which changes were made to the beneficiary signature requirement at 42 C.F.R. §424.36(b)(6) for emergency ambulance transport services. On November 19, 2008, CMS published the CY 2009 Medicare PFS Final Rule (CMS-1403-FC) which amended §424.36(b)(6) to include non-emergency ambulance transport services.

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Issued by: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

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