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DOT - 84577 - Air Ambulance and Patient Billing Advisory Committee - Statutory (Congress Created)
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameAir Ambulance and Patient Billing Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Transportation
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number84577
Original Establishment Date9/12/2019Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer/AAPB
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FY Max Number of Members*at least 13
Current Charter Date9/12/2021Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Assistant General Counsel
Date Of Renewal Charter9/12/2023Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date2/1/2022Designated Federal Officer First Name*Blane
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityPub. L. No. 115-254Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Workie
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Pub. L. No. 115-254Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 366-9350
Effective Date Of Authority*10/5/2018Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 366-7152
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*robert.gorman@dot.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The AAPB Advisory Committee shall advise the Secretary of Transportation on issues relating to air ambulance services and patient billing by reviewing options to improve the disclosure of charges and fees for air medical services, better inform consumers of insurance options for such services, and protect consumers from balance billing. It shall also make recommendations with respect to disclosure of charges and fees for air ambulance services and insurance coverage, consumer protection and enforcement authorities of both the Department of Transportation and State authorities, and the prevention of balance billing to consumers.
How is membership balanced?*Membership is balanced to include all the groups specified in the committee's establishment authority.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Advisory Committee met three times: Once on January 15-16, 2020, once on May 27-28 2021, and once on August 11 2021. The first meeting provided the opportunity for the Committee to gather information on air ambulance and patient billing issues. The second two meetings produced recommendations.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The AAPB is a statutorily required committee that brings together a balanced membership including the public and government.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksThe first meeting took place on January 15-16, 2020. A second meeting took place on May 27-28, 2021, and produced 18 recommendations. A third meeting took place on August 11, 2021, and produced four recommendations. The Committee is currently drafting a report containing its recommendations.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate Resources 
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New Regulations 
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed Legislation 
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other Payments 
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction Other 
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentThe first meeting took place on January 15-16, 2020. A second meeting took place on May 27-28, 2021, and produced 18 recommendations. A third meeting took place on August 11, 2021, and produced four recommendations. The Committee is currently drafting a report containing its recommendations.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome Other Number Of Grants Reviewed 
Outcome CommentThe first meeting took place on January 15-16, 2020. A second meeting took place on May 27-28, 2021, and produced 18 recommendations. A third meeting took place on August 11, 2021, and produced four recommendations. The Committee is currently drafting a report containing its recommendations.Number Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings CommentGrants Review Comment
Number Of Recommendations*22Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe first meeting took place on January 15-16, 2020. A second meeting took place on May 27-28, 2021, and produced 18 recommendations. A third meeting took place on August 11, 2021, and produced four recommendations.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe Committee is currently drafting a report containing its recommendations.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe Committee is currently drafting a report containing its recommendations.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess Comment
Agency Feedback Comment*The Committee's recommendations are directed to DOT, HHS, Congress, state entities, and private stakeholders. To the extent that the recommendations are directed to DOT, DOT will make public its responses to the Committee's recommendations on the AAPB Advisory Committee web site and/or on its aviation consumer protection web site, www.transportation.gov/airconsumer.Narrative Description*The first meeting took place on January 15-16, 2020. A second meeting took place on May 27-28, 2021, and produced 18 recommendations. A third meeting took place on August 11, 2021, and produced four recommendations. The Committee is currently drafting a report containing its recommendations.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members* Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Members* Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Staff* Estimated Payments to Federal Staff* 
Payments to Consultants* Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff* Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Consultants* Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY* 
Other Costs Est. Other Costs Next FY* 
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified3/31/2022 2:42 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY* 
Federal Staff Support (FTE)* Est Cost Remarks
Cost Remarks  
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Aviation
Aviation
Civil Rights
Disabled
Government
Federal Government
State Government
Health
Health Care
Medical Practitioners
Legislation
Legislation
Regulations
Rulemaking
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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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Hide Section - SUBCOMMITTEES

SUBCOMMITTEES

Committee

Subcommittees

ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-036879Disclosure and Distinction of Charges and Coverage2022
 COM-036880Prevention of Balance Billing2022
 COM-036881State and DOT Consumer Protection Authorities2022
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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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Hide Section - DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-039693Air Ambulance and Patient Billing Advisory Committee2021
 COM-037465Air Ambulance and Patient Billing Advisory Committee2020
 COM-035564Air Ambulance and Patient Billing Advisory Committee2019