GPCI Decrease Offsets Positive Medicare Increase in Some Geographic Areas

GPCI Decrease Offsets Positive Medicare Increase in Some Geographic Areas The “Yo-Yo” Effect Talk about a “yo-yo” effect of ups and downs surrounding the anticipated new Medicare Ambulance Fee Schedule amounts!  You’ll recall we Blogged several times about the Congressional battle that stood to interfere with the extension of the bonus payments.  We learned that […]

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House of Representatives Passes Medicare Ambulance Relief Extensions

House of Representatives Passes Medicare Ambulance Relief Extensions Late last night (December 13th) the U.S. House passed H.R.3630. The bill included language extending the current Medicare ambulance bonus payments for another one-year period, while mandating the General Accounting Office (GAO) to update the ambulance cost report. Tabbed the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation […]

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Medicare Ambulance Relief Extension in Congressional Hands

Medicare Ambulance Relief Extension in Congressional Hands Congressional Republicans Propose Relief Extension for 2012 Congressional Republicans have included a one-year extension of Medicare ambulance relief as part of their proposed package to extend the payroll tax holiday, the physician fix and a few other provisions. The American Ambulance Association has also announced that they have […]

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Veterans in EMS

Veterans in EMS On this Veteran’s Day, as EMS brothers and sisters, we take a minute to salute the many EMS providers that have so bravely served our great nation!  We have many of those in our ranks to thank for the freedoms we enjoy every day.  Our very ability to provide life-saving services is […]

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Recovery Audit Program Extended to Medicaid

Recovery Audit Program Extended to Medicaid White House pushes to further curb waste, fraud and abuse… Last week the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its final rule establishing the Medicaid Recovery Audit program.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) touted the program as a key part of the Obama Administration’s […]

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Storm Related Transport Billing- Follow-up

Storm Related Transport Billing- Follow-up We contacted CMS… Following our September 9th Blog, Storm Related Transport Billing, Enhanced reached out to communicate with one of our key contacts within CMS. Our question to this CMS representative was to determine if it was anticipated that any waiver would be initiated on origin/destination or PCS requirements related […]

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