Ems Weeks 2022

Another Year- You’re Still Here!

Another Year- You’re Still Here! By Chuck Humphrey, B.A., EMT-B, CAC, CACO, CADS, * EMS Week 2022 EMS Week 2022 is here!  Another year and you’re still here.   Each time we pause to celebrate your accomplishments as an EMS provider, manager, administrator, volunteer, career staffer…whatever role you play…it’s a celebration of how much you give […]

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NSA FAQs Part II - a man sits at the desk laptop in front of him with his hands on his forehead

NSA FAQs Part II

FEDERAL NO SURPRISES ACT (NSA): WHERE ARE WE TODAY? By Edward Marasco, MPM, CMTE, EMT-P (ret.)*   PART II The No Surprises Act (NSA) was passed late in 2020 and the regulatory process unfolded in a frenzy throughout 2021. Providers and health plans alike have struggled to prepare for the go live date of January […]

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No Surprise

NSA FAQs Part I

FEDERAL NO SURPRISES ACT (NSA): WHERE ARE WE TODAY? By Edward Marasco, MPM, CMTE, EMT-P (ret.)* PART I The No Surprises Act (NSA) was passed in late 2020 and the regulatory process unfolded in a frenzy throughout 2021. Providers and health plans alike have struggled to prepare for the go live date of January 1, […]

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HIPAA BAA

Do You Remember the HIPAA BAA?

Do You Remember the HIPAA BAA? By Chuck Humphrey, B.A., EMT-B, CAC, CACO, CADS, *   It was 2003… When the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 finally became a reality with regards to the relationship between a healthcare provider of service known as the Covered Entity and contracted service providers called the […]

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RSNAT Prior Authorizations and the PCS

RSNAT Prior Authorizations and the PCS

RSNAT Prior Authorizations and the PCS by Rebecca Illig, QMC Compliance Manager In 2014… In 2014 CMS initiated a Repetitive Scheduled Non-Emergency Ambulance Transportation (RSNAT) prior authorization demonstration program for certain states. These included South Carolina, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The program was expanded in December of 2015 by CMS to include Delaware, the District […]

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Managing Critical Conversations In A Tense Social Climate

Managing Critical Conversations in a Tense Social Climate

Managing Critical Conversations in a Tense Social Climate By Chuck Humphrey, B.A., EMT-B, CAC, CACO, CADS* Tense! Does it seem like everyone is tense today? Tense- A feeling, showing, or causing mental strain; anxious. Sound familiar? It’s the world we live in today. There are a host of tense people. Your neighbor is tense because […]

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