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Welcome to Government Shut-down!

A government shutdown starting Tuesday, Oct. 1, is now upon us.

Of course, the question is how does this affect payments from Medicare and Medicaid to ambulance providers. The answer is… IT DOESN’T!

Funding for Medicare and Medicaid is considered mandatory. This type of funding is not tied to any annual appropriations bill which are what lapsed as of midnight today. If the shut-down is short in nature, the healthcare industry and ambulance as a subset should experience very little or no effects at all. Should this all drag on for an extended period, payments could potentially slow, however typically the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MAC’s) are required to issue a notification if the payment floor is affected.

All of us at Enhanced will keep close tabs on any future developments and report them to you as needed.

Guaranteed cash flow during transition.