Below is an article from the American Ambulance Association written on December 3, 2020.
Due to the Public Health Emergency declared for the COVID-19 pandemic, CMS issued a blanket waiver in May 2020 to delay the data collection and reporting for those ground ambulance organizations selected to report in year 1 by one year. They were concerned that the unpredictability of the winter influenza season when combined with the COVID-19 pandemic would further strain the capacity of ground ambulance organizations in 2021.
CMS is delaying the data collection and reporting period for ground ambulance organizations selected to participate in year 1 for two years and for one year for ground ambulance organizations selected to participate in year 2. With this modification, the data collection period for year 1 and year 2 selected ground ambulance organizations will begin between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022.
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