Dance With Who Brought Ya'

Dance with Who Brought Ya’

Dance with Who Brought Ya’ By Gary Harvat CMTE, EMT-P (ret)* Over the course of one’s professional career, there are individuals that move in and out of our life. Some for the positive and some, not so much. From those that influence us in a positive light, we learn, we develop, we become better professionals, […]

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Are You Leaving Money On The Table

Are You Leaving Money On The Table?

Are You Leaving Money On The Table? By David Mead, Sr. Consultant – Public Consulting Group Ambulance providers have a long history of having to deal with inadequate Medicaid reimbursement rates. The impacts of COVID-19 have only exacerbated those issues. Now, more than ever, providers are relying on new revenues generated through supplemental payment programs. […]

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Wonder Why My Back Hurts?

Wonder Why My Back Hurts?

Wonder Why My Back Hurts? By Gary Harvat CMTE, EMT-P (ret)* I guess things happen unbeknownst to me anymore. The other day, I arose at my normal time of 5:12 AM (don’t ask me why it’s 5:12 but it’s been that way for years). As I placed my feet on the floor, I could detect […]

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AIF Announced For Calendar Year 2022

AIF Announced for the Calendar Year 2022

AIF Announced for the Calendar Year 2022 By Chuck Humphrey, B.A., EMT-B, CAC, CADS* Second Largest Increase Ever! The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that the Ambulance Inflation Factor (AIF) for 2022 is 5.1%. The increase will be applied to the national Medicare Ambulance Fee Schedule with payments made on claims with a […]

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Excluded Persons = Big Dollars!

Excluded Persons = Big Dollars!

Excluded Persons = Big Dollars! By Chuck Humphrey, B.A., EMT-B, CAC, CADS* One Person, $371K! The healthcare compliance landscape is littered with all kinds of seemingly small incidents that turn into embarrassing big paybacks and public relations nightmares. Such was recently the case when a large hospital system in California agreed to pay $371,000 in […]

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102 Minutes

102 Minutes

102 Minutes By Ed Marasco, MPM, CMTE, EMT-P (ret.)* On a clear, sunny, late summer Tuesday in September of 2001, the world we knew at that time changed in ways that we could never have anticipated. Nineteen individuals associated with the Islamic extremist group al Qaeda hijacked four commercial airliners and carried out suicide attacks […]

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