The Vermont Statutes Online
Title 33 : Human Services
Chapter 019 : MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
Subchapter 002 : HEALTH CARE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM(Cite as: 33 V.S.A. § 1959)
§ 1959. Ambulance agency assessment
(a)(1) The annual assessment for each ambulance agency shall be 3.3 percent of the ambulance agency’s annual net patient revenues for services delivered to patients in Vermont during the most recent annual fiscal period. As used in this section, “net patient revenues” means the total amount of payments an ambulance agency received during the fiscal period from Medicaid, Medicare, commercial insurance, and all other payers as payment for services rendered. The term does not include municipal appropriations, donations from any source, or any other funding unrelated to the delivery of health care services.
(2) The Department shall determine the appropriate fiscal period as necessary to ensure compliance with federal law.
(3) Ambulance agencies shall remit the assessment amount to the Department annually on or before June 1.
(b) The Department shall provide written notification of the assessment amount to each ambulance agency. The assessment amount determined shall be considered final unless the agency requests reconsideration. Requests for reconsideration shall be subject to the provisions of section 1958 of this title.
(c) Each ambulance agency shall remit its assessment to the Department according to a schedule adopted by the Commissioner. The Commissioner may permit variations in the schedule of payment as deemed necessary.
(d) Any ambulance agency that fails to make a payment to the Department on or before the specified schedule, or under any schedule of delayed payments established by the Commissioner, shall be assessed not more than $1,000.00. The Commissioner may waive the late-payment assessment provided in this subsection for good cause shown by the ambulance agency. (Added 2015, No. 134 (Adj. Sess.), § 30; amended 2017, No. 73, § 9, eff. June 13, 2017; 2017, No. 210 (Adj. Sess.), § 5, eff. June 1, 2018.)