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Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport (ET3) Model – New FAQ and Reminders

Dec 04, 2019

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The ET3 Model team would like to thank everyone for their understanding and patience as we have been in application review since the Request for Applications (RFA) Portal closed on October 5, 2019. The review and selection process is still underway. As a reminder, the Model Go-Live Date will be Spring 2020 and the release of the Medical Triage Line Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) will immediately follow the Model Go-Live. The NOFO will provide funding for the establishment or expansion of a medical triage line and will be open to entities that operate or have authority over a 911 system in geographic regions where ambulance suppliers and providers have been selected to participate in the ET3 Model. 

Also, we have updated our ET3 Model FAQ webpage with the following guidance that addresses stakeholder questions we have received: 

Q:  Can an ambulance supplier or provider that is a Participant in the ET3 Model subcontract with a third party to facilitate treatment in place (TIP)?

A:  ET3 Model Participants may partner with an individual or entity to facilitate treatment in place. These individuals and entities would be considered Non-Participant Partners under the Model, and they must be enrolled in Medicare, or employ or contract with Medicare-enrolled individuals or entities (physicians, non-physician practitioners, or group practices) that are qualified to furnish services to Model beneficiaries through the treatment in place intervention. These Non-Participant Partners must be approved by CMS before participating in the Model. Participants will have the opportunity to update their list of Non-Participant Partners during the Model.

If you have any questions about this update or anything else, please contact us at the ET3 Model Inbox.

Thank you again for being a valued stakeholder and for your efforts to improve the delivery and quality of care of the EMS system.

ET3 Model Team

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has sent this Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) Model Update. To contact Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) go to our contact us page.