MGMA members interested in learning more about the new Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport (ET3) care model from the CMS Innovation Center are encouraged to review these FAQs. The FAQs are intended to help potential applicants ahead of the official request for applications (RFA), which is expected to be released later this summer. The goals of the ET3 model are to offer alternative interventions following a 911 call. Specifically, the model will offer reimbursement to participating ambulance care teams to:
1. Transport an individual to a hospital emergency department;
2. Transport to an alternative destination such as a doctor’s office or clinic; or
3. Provide treatment in place.MGMA will notify members when the official RFA is released this summer.