Influenza The Ambulance Documentation

Influenza. The Ambulance. Documentation.

Influenza. The Ambulance. Documentation. An Annual Topic It’s flu season once again. Given that this blog originates from a desk located in the northeastern United States, we can tell you that the flu has hit here with a vengeance. H1N1 is back to visit and was predominantly prevalent across the...

Shutdown And Aca What’s Next And How Will They Affect The Ems Bottom Line?

Shutdown and ACA- What’s Next and How Will They Affect the EMS Bottom Line?

Shutdown and ACA- What’s Next and How Will They Affect the EMS Bottom Line? History By now, most likely you have heard that the United States Government is experiencing a partial shutdown. The Trump Administration and Congress reached a stalemate just before the Congressional Christmas break stemming from a disagreement...

Cms Releases Aif And Puf For Calendar Year 2019 12 14 2018

CMS Releases AIF and PUF for Calendar Year 2019

CMS Releases AIF and PUF for Calendar Year 2019 AIF Announced The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Transmitttal 4172 (Change Request 11031) on November 30th to announce the Ambulance Inflation Factor (AIF) for Calendar Year 2019 (CY 2019). The ambulance industry will benefit from a positive gain...

New Virginia Law Shines Light On Ambulance Billing Backlash

New Virginia Law Shines Light on Ambulance Billing Backlash

New Virginia Law Shines Light on Ambulance Billing Backlash SB663 Driven by a larger nationwide discussion regarding balance or “surprise” billing, a new law enacted in Virginia and set to take effect in March of 2019 will force air ambulance providers to inform patients of their choices prior to the...

Documenting Winter Weather Related Events 11 16 2018

Documenting Winter Weather Related Events

Documenting Winter Weather Related Events Boom! Out of nowhere came the first winter storm of the 2018-2019 season, hitting the Northeast and affecting several of our billing company offices this week. So, while the white stuff is tops in our minds, it’s time to loop back to our annual discussion...

Fire Service Leaders And AAA Disagree 11 02 2018

Fire Service Leaders and AAA Disagree on Approach to Cost Reporting

Fire Service Leaders and AAA Disagree on Approach to Cost Reporting Locked Horns Leaders from the top American fire service organizations and the American Ambulance Association recently, publicly locked horns over the proposed approach to the new Congressional Medicare cost reporting mandate. In a show of fire service solidarity, the...

Pa Ambulances Celebrate Second Legislative Victory For 2018 10 19 2018

PA Ambulances Celebrate Second Legislative Victory for 2018

PA Ambulances Celebrate Second Legislative Victory for 2018 June… in this space In June, we passed along some key legislation initiatives in this space that were pending and, in the case of Pennsylvania, a proposal that had passed and was signed into law. Now, just a short four months later,...

After The Disaster- What To Do Next?

After the Disaster- What to Do Next?

After the Disaster- What to Do Next? Florence Mayhem Like us, we’re sure you watched in horror as Hurricane Florence smashed into the east coast of the United States dumping trillions of gallons of water on North and South Carolina and Virginia. For days, the heavens opened into a waterfall...

It’s Football Season-Documentation Hints For Sports Injuries

It’s Football Season- Documentation Hints for Sports Injuries

It’s Football Season- Documentation Hints for Sports Injuries Are You Ready for Some Football? Our billing office headquarters is in Pennsylvania. High school football is king in The Commonwealth so many of our clients treat and transport football-induced injuries. Right now, young people everywhere are heading back to school and...

A Labor Day Tribute To The First Responder

A Labor Day Tribute to the First Responder

A Labor Day Tribute to the First Responder What a Summer! Here we are. The last big holiday weekend of the summer and what a summer it’s been! Many of you have endured multiple days of record heat and humidity. For others, you’ve trudged through raging flood waters providing comfort...