|GEMT QAF Program|
In accordance with Senate Bill (SB) 523 (Chapter 773, Statutes of 2017)
and Welfare and Institutions Code (WIC) section 14129, DHCS is
authorized to collect from GEMT ("Ground Emergency Medical Transport")
providers the following data: (1) on a quarterly basis, the number of
emergency medical transports, by payer type, and (2) on an annual basis,
gross receipts received from the provision of emergency medical transports
per state fiscal year.
The data collected is used to calculate an annual
GEMT QAF rate that will be imposed on each emergency medical transport
provided by each GEMT provider subject to the QAF.
The QAF ("Quality Assurance Fee") collected will be used to increase
reimbursement to GEMT providers by application of an add-on to the
fee-for-service fee schedule rate for the affected emergency medical
transport billing codes
(excerpted 4/22/19 from the GEMT QAF website:
LINKS AND EMAIL CONTACTS
GEMT QAF Program:
Questions regarding GEMT QAF data reporting or QAF payments,
Questions regarding GEMT QAF policy,
DHCS submission site:
(then click on "GEMT Data Submission Form")
Check this link to see our regularly updated GEMT QAF Frequently Asked Questions page.