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Spotlight Mandate: Reporting air ambulance information

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BCBSND will be required to annually report certain air ambulance information to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) within 90 days of the end of a plan year.

Required information will include:

  • Claims data for air ambulance services detailed by:
    • Whether services were for emergent or non-emergent care
    • Whether the provider of services is part of an independent program or part of some other program
    • Whether the services were furnished in a rural or urban area
    • Whether the provider of air ambulance services has a contract with the plan to furnish such services
    • Any other information requested by HHS

Who it applies to: Fully insured group, self-funded group health plans and individual policies. Does not include grandfathered plans.

Effective date: Plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2022.

Action required: No member or employer group action is required at this time. BCBSND will make the required reporting to HHS.