CMS-Opens-Wider-Window-with-Templates-08-16-2018

CMS Opens Wider Window with Templates

CMS Opens Wider Window with Templates Open Door = Open Window Just a few weeks ago, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) opened a wider window for those of us in the ambulance industry to take a look at the future direction for supporting documentation expectations. Part of...

Oig Reports Overpayments Sparks Discussion Blog 07 27 2018

OIG Reports on Overpayments Sparks Discussion

OIG Reports on Overpayments Sparks Discussion This Month The Office of the Inspector General made public the report “Medicare Improperly Paid Providers for Non-Emergency Ambulance Transports to Destinations Not Covered by Medicare” (View the report) this month. The OIG took a look at non-emergency ambulance transport claims paid by Medicare between 2014...

Take-Compliance-Seriously-Blog-07-13-2018

Take Compliance Seriously- Or…It Will Cost You!

Take Compliance Seriously- Or…It Will Cost You! In the News Recently, some scary EMS articles have been published. Here are some headlines… Fla. Ambulance company to pay 1.2M in federal whistle-blower lawsuit <Company name redacted> settles Medicare fraud suite for 12.7M Ambulance company owner sentenced to prison for fraud Feds...

Ambulance-Industry-Legislation-Update-Blog-06-29-2018

Ambulance Industry Legislation Update

Ambulance Industry Legislation Update In this space… Over a few month we reported in this space about legislation in several States that had the potential to impact the ambulance industry in a big way. Since those posts, there have been some positive developments on a few fronts. Pennsylvania Legislation Passes...

Legislative-Initiatives-Poised-to-Benefit-EMS-in-Three-States-Blog-06-08-2018

Legislative Initiatives Poised to Benefit EMS in Three States

Legislative Initiatives Poised to Benefit EMS in Three States PA, NY and MD State lawmakers in Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland have been working on new legislation that has the potential to drastically change the EMS reimbursement landscape. This year has seen a flurry of activity in the chambers of...

The-Moms-of-EMS-A-Tribute-Blog-05-11-2018

The Moms of EMS- A Tribute

The Moms of EMS- A Tribute Sunday Sunday’s a big day! It’s Mother’s Day. It’s a day that we celebrate the one person we literally cannot do without simply because…well…we physically wouldn’t be here without our moms. And…that got us thinking about the Mom’s that make up EMS. What will...

Emergency-Digging-Deeper-to-Define-Blog-06-10-2016

Emergency! – Digging Deeper to Define

Emergency! – Digging Deeper to Define Bloggers Note- this week our billing office had a discussion with a client to help provide direction on the question of what constitutes an emergency and the documenting of the use of “lights and sirens”. The discussion is common. Just about two years ago,...

Balance-Billing-and-Air-Medical-Transport-Blog-04-27-2018

Balance Billing and Air Medical Transport-Part II

Balance Billing and Air Medical Transport Part Two Welcome to Part Two of our blog series Balance Billing and Air Medical Transport. Last week, we looked at the historical aspect and defined the issue at hand. This week, we peer into the public perception, regulatory consequences, and make some suggestions...

Balance-Billing-and-Air-Medical-Transport-Blog-04-20-2018

Balance Billing and Air Medical Transport

Balance Billing and Air Medical Transport Bloggers note- Welcome to Week One of a Two-Part blog series focusing on Balance Billing and Air Medical Transport. This week we’ll look at the issue at hand complete with a brief history lesson on how we arrived at today and where things stand...

Medicare-Prior-Authorization-Results-3-Years-Later-Blog-04-13-2018

Medicare Prior Authorization- Part II- Impact!

Medicare Prior Authorization- Part II- Impact! Welcome! Thanks for stopping by for Part II of our blog recap of the findings from the recently published interim evaluation report on Medicare Prior Authorization. Last week, we capsulized the findings as published by government contractor Mathematica Policy Research. This week, we will...