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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No Surprises Act Medical Transport Playbook: Part 2

No Surprises Act-Medical Transport Playbook: Part 2

No Surprises Act Medical Transport Playbook: Part 2 By Edward R. Marasco, MPM, CMTE, EMT-P (ret.)* As we approach the Holiday Season, we are excited about the Pitt Panthers earning an ACC Football Championship and a Peach Bowl berth. It has been a wild ride. The Panthers, along with all the other teams seeking to […]

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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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Happy Thanksgiving From A Non-Blogger

Happy Thanksgiving from a non-blogger

Happy Thanksgiving from a non-blogger By Scott Powell CEO of Quick Med Claims First, let me manage expectations – and this will become clear as you read this – I am NOT a blogger. I don’t play one on TV, and I did not stay at a Holiday Inn last night. That said, I was […]

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No Surprises Act Medical Transport Playbook: Part 1

No Surprises Act-Medical Transport Playbook: Part 1

No Surprises Act Medical Transport Playbook: Part 1 By Edward R. Marasco, MPM, CMTE, EMT-P (ret.)* As we approach the end of the year, I find myself looking forward to the college football bowl season with great anticipation. Our Pitt Panthers have emerged from decades of mediocrity to be relevant once again… perhaps even an […]

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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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