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A CAA Member Alert sent January 25, 2018:

Data Required by GEMT-QAF program is Due Soon

The "ambulance QAF" law passed late last year requires ambulance companies to submit specific data to DHCS on a quarterly basis.  The next deadline for reporting data is February 14, 2018.  The report is for transport activity for the 4th quarter of 2017.
 
DHSC has established a website to assist companies in meeting the reporting requirements.  For the past deadline of November 15, 2017, DHCS posted a reporting template.  Unfortunately, an updated template has not yet been posted.  However, don't let that stop you from collecting your data and developing your report.
 
Once we get information from DHCS on how to report the data due in February, we will share it with you.
 
If your company is unable to meet today's data reporting requirements, you are encouraged to contact DHCS via their email in-box, explain your situation, and request an extension of time.  We believe it better to communicate with them now and explain your particular situation rather than wait and be silent.
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Message received from DHCS on Feb 1, 2018:

We will be mailing a new round of data collection letters tomorrow to ambulance providers regarding the collection of transport data for October 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017. The due date for this round is February 14, 2018. We would appreciate if you relayed this information to your members.

 

Thanks and let me know if you have any questions,

 

Angel J. Rodriguez

California Department of Health Care Services

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CAA Member Alert send February 1, 2018:


Fourth Quarter 2017 QAF Data is Due February 14, 2018

We received the following information today from DHCS:
 
We will be mailing a new round of data collection letters tomorrow to ambulance providers regarding the collection of transport data for October 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017.  The due date for this round is February 14, 2018.  We would appreciate if you relayed this information to your members.
 
California Department of Health Care Services
DHSC has established a website to assist companies in meeting the reporting requirements.  DHCS has posted a reporting template that can be downloaded and altered for 4th Quarter 2017 reporting.  
 
If your company is unable to meet today's data reporting requirements, you are encouraged to contact DHCS via their email in-box, explain your situation, and request an extension of time.  We believe it better to communicate with them now and explain your particular situation rather than wait and be silent.

In addition, the CAA has created an electronic discussion forum to enable our members to pose questions and provide answers among ourselves.  Please feel free to join the conversation. 
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DHCS Is releasing and posting a new Reporting Template

Thank you for reaching out and for the patience.  Please see the attached file for the new template.  We are in the process of updating the website with this file.  Please note that the data is due February 14, 2018 and when the form is complete, please send it to us in original Excel format.

GEMT QAF

CA Department of Health Care Services

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  • Providers are to report the number of actual emergency medical transports only, for the quarter beginning October 1, 2017, submitted on or before the 45th day after the last day of the applicable quarter (so within or on 45 days after Dec. 31, 2017 which is Wednesday, February 14, 2018)
    • Providers will continue to report emergency medical transport data after every quarter
  • The gross receipts data will be reported after the state fiscal year 2017-2018 (and subsequent state fiscal years), submitted on or before the 45th day after the last day of the applicable state fiscal year.  Providers will still report gross receipts for state fiscal year 2017-2018 at a later date, and then again for 2018-2019, and so on.

 

Thank you, please let us know if you have additional questions.

 

GEMT QAF

CA Department of Health Care Services

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