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  1. Was the tax percentage agreed upon and what is it going to be?
  2. There was discussion at a CAA workshop that a fair plan would be available for those of us that will be looser as a result of the QAF expense. The discussion was something to the effect that we would model the hospital association and distribute funds to those providers that are paying in to the account and not receiving any financial benefit from it.
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1)  SB 523 lists follows information as to how the “tax rate” will be calculated:  
  • For FY 2017-18, commencing on July 1, 2018, the annual QAF rate shall be calculated using 5.1% of the projected total annual gross receipts for all GEMT providers subject to the fee, divided by the projected total annual emergency medical transports by all emergency medical transport providers subject to the fee.
 
We do not yet have any other details from DHCS on the amount or rate individual providers are expected to pay.
 
2)  The concept of offering “grants”, through a non-profit organization for the purposes of mitigating loses from the GEMT-QAF program have been discussed, and the intent is to make this a reality.  But, until we know more details, such as, how many companies in the CAA are affected, and what kind of dollar amount/losses are being realized, there won’t be much traction in getting this off the ground.    The other stumbling block to implementation is the source of funds for the grants.  The companies that are the big winners are going to have to agree to donate funds to the non-profit organization, to fund the grant program; not yet sure how this will work.  We lack details at this point to implement the envisioned program.
 
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Eric Krieger from Royal Ambulance asks the following question:  How are ambulance companies recording the payment of the GEMT-QAF tax/fee in their financials?  Is it an Expense, Cost of Good sold, or a Tax?

Please share your answers/ method.
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