This policy addresses reimbursement related to services included as part of an ambulance transportation service, ambulance modifier usage, provider specialty reporting ambulance services and the requirements for reporting Advanced Life Support, Level 2 (ALS2) ambulance transportation.
For purposes of this policy, Same Ambulance Supplier is defined as Ambulance Suppliers of the same specialty reporting the same Federal Tax Identification number (TIN).
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Q: If a physician rides in the ambulance and provides cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) while en route to the destination, is it appropriate for the physician to report an ambulance service code?
A: No, the physician would report a non-ambulance service code(s) based on the type of service rendered. For example, CPT code 92950 for CPR.