Policy Making & Sausage - The Balance Billing Saga Continues in 2021: Part 3

Policy Making & Sausage: Part 3

Policy Making & Sausage The Balance Billing Saga Continues in 2021: Part 3 By Ed R. Marasco, MPM, CMTE, EMT-P (Ret.)* As you may recall, the No Surprises Act (NSA) was passed earlier this year and serves as a broader (beyond just medical transport) effort to address surprise and balance billing across the healthcare landscape. […]

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Policy Making & Sausage - The Balance Billing Saga Continues in 2021: Part 2

Policy Making & Sausage: Part 2

Policy Making & Sausage The Balance Billing Saga Continues in 2021: Part 2 By Ed R. Marasco, MPM, CMTE, EMT-P (Ret.)* There is an old saying: “The two things you never want to know about how they are made… public policy and sausage.” The ingredients and process can be very alarming. This is the second […]

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Policy Making & Sausage - The Balance Billing Saga Continues in 2021: Part 1

Policy Making & Sausage

Policy Making & Sausage The Balance Billing Saga Continues in 2021: Part 1 By Ed R. Marasco, MPM, CMTE, EMT-P (Ret.)* There is an old saying: “The two things you never want to know about how they are made… public policy and sausage.” The ingredients and process can be very alarming. On the other hand, […]

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EMS Week 2021

Because of YOU!

Because of YOU! By Chuck Humphrey, B.A., EMT-B, CAC, CADS* “To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Two Years in a Row For two years in a row, EMS Week in the United States is attracting a spotlight, unlike any single […]

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Dissecting The Certificate Of Medical Necessity

Dissecting the Certificate of Medical Necessity

Dissecting the Certificate of Medical Necessity By Chuck Humphrey, B.A., EMT-B, CAC, CADS* The Non-Emergency Transport World If you live in the non-emergency ambulance transport world, then the words “medical necessity form” or the letters “PCS” are most familiar to you. A certificate of medical necessity is required to bill a claim to Medicare for […]

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The Community Paramedicine Modell

The Community Paramedicine Model

The Community Paramedicine Model By Adam Patterson, CAD* with Victoria Reinhartz, PharmD, CPh** A fresh look at Mobile Integrated Health: As the entire EMS community focuses on recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a couple of silver linings coming out of 2021. One could argue that the attention put on EMS services’ ability to […]

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You Can't Lead If Others Don't Follow

This is Non-Negotiable

This is Non-Negotiable What if successful leadership isn’t really that complicated? What if there is one fundamental thing that determines whether people follow you as a leader? No, it’s not a title, a position of power, or an endorsement that you are in charge. What if one aspect of leadership is non-negotiable; a must-have characteristic […]

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