Coronavirus: Beyond The Pandemic Response

Coronavirus: Beyond The Pandemic Response

Coronavirus: Beyond The Pandemic Response A View From The Desk Of Ed Marasco Not Since 9/11 The Coronavirus Pandemic is consuming almost all aspects of our daily life. New information is emerging hourly and access to this information is unprecedented. Our communities are engulfed by information from medical experts about the virus itself, updates regarding […]

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2018 Ambulance Payment Data Released

2018 Ambulance Payment Data Released

2018 Ambulance Payment Data Released AAA Capsule Thanks to the American Ambulance Association’s efforts to keep all of us in the ambulance industry informed the Association has compiled and released the ambulance 2018 Medicare Payment Data Report to all AAA members. The report was compiled and posted using payment data derived from the “Early Edition” […]

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Remember That HIPAA NPP Thing?

Remember that HIPAA NPP Thing?

Remember that HIPAA NPP Thing? Out of Sight, Out of Mind EMS, like all other healthcare disciplines, has its fair share of paperwork. Unfortunately, where most healthcare providers work in an office with administrative staff, you’re expected to be clinicians AND administrators tasked with completing paperwork, distributing forms and even getting signatures – all while […]

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AIF Announced For Calendar Year 2020

AIF Announced for Calendar Year 2020

AIF Announced for Calendar Year 2020 R4407CP What is R4407CP? The identifier number on the tail section of an aircraft, perhaps? Good guess…but no! R4407CP is the Change Request Transmittal Number released just a few days ago announcing the Ambulance Inflation Factor (AIF) for 2020. The AIF is an important piece of the formula to […]

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Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection Q&A

Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection Q&A

Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection Q&A Let’s Review We’ve shared in this space as well as our QMC EMS Board and Collar Podcast Series about the proposed rule announcing the Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection mandate which begins in 2020. Before we get into the nitty-gritty of what information will be requested to be reported, we […]

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