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CMS Medicare Ambulance Inflation Factor (AIF) for Calendar Year 2022

Oct 26, 2021

On October 13, CMS announced the Medicare Ambulance Inflation Factor (AIF) for calendar year 2022. CMS indicated that the Ambulance Inflation Factor for calendar year 2022 will be 5.1%. This is the largest inflation update since the implementation of the current Medicare Ambulance Fee Schedule in April 2002.  This is also the second-largest annual increase on record, topped only by the 5.2% increase in 1990.