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Definition: Emergency response is a BLS or ALS1 level of service that has been provided in immediate response to a 911 call or the equivalent. An immediate response is one in which the ambulance provider/supplier begins as quickly as possible to take the steps necessary to respond to the call.
Medicare Benefit Policy Manual (PDF, 208 KB) (CMS Pub. 100-02, Chapter 10, Section 30.1.1): Ground Ambulance Services
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