• January 26, 2017 2:27 PM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    The FAA has formed a committee focused on legislative and regulatory government affairs. Member ambulance services interested in participating, please contact faa@the-aaa.org.

    • Alan Skavroneck, FAA Past President (2017 CHAIR)
    • Holly Zuschlag Martin, Nature Coast

    • Bryan Andrews, CAO, Lake EMS 

    • Bill McCarthy, Coastal Health Systems of Brevard

    • Alissa Garcia, CFO, National Health Transport

    • Jodi Sechler, Pinellas County EMS

    • Pam Bell, Billing Department, Pinellas County EMS

    • Tom Diaz, AMR-Tampa

    • Jorge Curbelo, Miami-Dade Ambulance

  • January 20, 2017 3:28 PM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    Session Recording

    The recording of the January 19 FAA meeting in Daytona has been posted to the meeting archive page for member review. This recording includes a presentation by First Coast Service Options representative Robert Lewis, and is eligible for NAAC CEUs.

    Service Recognition

    The outstanding service of two former FAA Board leaders, Chief Dave Dyal and Mark Postma, was acknowledged by President Eismann. Thank you for all that you continue to contribute to the Florida Ambulance Association! More pictures on FAA's Facebook>

  • January 19, 2017 9:00 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    Active member organizations of the Florida Ambulance Association are invited to volunteer for the FAA's new committee focused on legislative and regulatory affairs. Please email faa@the-aaa.org to request to join. (The committee will be chaired by an FAA board member.)

  • January 17, 2017 9:48 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    Great news for NAAC-certified FAA members! The 90-minute First Coast Service Options presentation at the January 19 FAA membership meeting has been approved for NAAC CEUs. 

    Pick up your certificate onsite in Daytona, or download a copy from our member-only Meeting Documents page.

  • December 21, 2016 10:45 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    From the First Coast Service Options website, last updated 11/17/2016:

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the ambulance fee schedule (AFS) file, effective for services January 1 through December 31, 2017.

    Download PDF

  • December 19, 2016 11:45 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    The Florida Ambulance Association wishes EMS providers across our great state a joyful holiday season. Thank you for all that you do for our communities!

  • November 21, 2016 2:55 PM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    The Florida Ambulance Association needs your help! The FAA needs accurate data from ambulance providers of all types—for-profit, non-profit, fire-based, hospital-based, private, municipal, and all combinations of the above—in order to educate Floridian legislators about key industry issues.

    Would you please complete our short survey by December 31, 2016? Please be assured that your data will be kept in strict confidence, and will be released only in aggregate statistics. Thank you in advance for your assistance with this key initiative!


  • November 15, 2016 5:03 PM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)
    Several ambulance services across the country recently received erroneous letters from CMS Supplemental Medical Review Contractor (SMRC), StrategicHealthSolutions, LLC. These letters suggest that the ambulance service has been selected for review.

    Please note that StrategicHealthSolutions, LLC has confirmed that these letters were sent in error, and were intended only for physical therapy providers.

    Letters informing impacted ambulance services of the mistake are set to be mailed November 16.

    (Excerpted from the American Ambulance Association's November 15 Member Advisory by Brian Werfel, Esq.)

  • November 11, 2016 12:14 PM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    President Eismann recommends that all FAA members keep up-to-date with the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) monthly newsletter.

    Catch up at on their site today! The November issue, just posted, includes updates on vehicle standards, REPLICA, opioid abuse, and more.

  • October 14, 2016 3:39 PM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    From the First Coast Service Options website:

    First Coast Service Options Inc. (First Coast) will conduct a widespread probe (WSP) in response to an aberrant billing pattern identified for Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes A0427 (Ambulance service, advanced life support, emergency transport, level I) and A0428 (Ambulance service, basic life support, non­emergency transport). Provider type affected specialty 59 Ambulance Company. CERT reviews indicated the errors were based on insufficient documentation to support the services billed that include missing signature, signed physician certification for the ambulance transport, and clinical documentation to support medical necessity for billed ambulance services.

    First Coast will complete a WSP for dates of service February 1, 2016, to July 31, 2016, to validate the documentation supports the medical necessity and the level of ambulance service billed.

    First Coast Service Options (First Coast) strives to ensure that the information available on our provider website is accurate, detailed, and current.

    Therefore, this is a dynamic site and its content changes daily. It is best to access the site to ensure you have the most current information rather than printing articles or forms that may become obsolete without notice.