Succession Planning: Why Bother?

Succession Planning: Why Bother?

Succession Planning: Why Bother? By Ed Marasco, MPM, CMTE, EMT-P (Ret.)* Long In The Tooth And Short On Plans EMS is a relatively young profession and some of the challenges faced by our community today are “old world problems” for many of our peers around the healthcare and public safety...

The Tale of Two Studies…and…COVID-19

The Tale of Two Studies…and…COVID-19

The Tale of Two Studies…and…COVID-19 Gesundheit! At this very moment, 365 days ago, if you would have looked at me and said “COVID-19”, I’d have said “gesundheit!” and handed you a tissue to wipe your nose. No pun intended (well maybe a little pun), but who in the world would...

ALERT: Georgia Passes State Legislation On Surprise Medical Bills And Balance Billing

ALERT: Georgia Passes State Legislation on Surprise Medical Bills and Balance Billing

ALERT: Georgia Passes State Legislation on Surprise Medical Bills and Balance Billing by Adam Patterson, CADS As discussed in previous articles, "Surprise Medical Bills" and "Balance Billing" have been recent hot topics. The U.S. House and Senate leaders recently passed legislation that would alter commercial insurance billing practices nationally. Georgia...

ALERT: Proposed Legislation On Surprise Medical Bills And Balance Billing

ALERT: Proposed Legislation on Surprise Medical Bills and Balance Billing

ALERT: Proposed Legislation on Surprise Medical Bills and Balance Billing There has been a lot of talk about “Surprise Medical Bills” and “Balance Billing” in the news over the last few years. While the matter is a broader health care delivery issue, there has been a great deal of consternation...

The Transfer Of Power And The Implications For EMS

The Transfer of Power and the Implications for EMS

The Transfer of Power and the Implications for EMS The Election is Over: Now What? Election Day 2020 has come and gone. While the matter is not completely settled in all the races around the country, it seems that we know a few things about the balance of political power...

Anatomy Of The Medicare Appeals Process

Medicare Appeals

Medicare Appeals By Kellie Mattos, C.A.C. How to be a WINNER with Medicare appeals. Medicare appeals can be time-consuming and tedious with, frequently, no positive outcome for your effort. Today I am going to talk about the importance of appeals and how to win them! Anatomy of an Appeal- Time...

AIF Announced For Calendar Year 2021

AIF Announced for Calendar Year 2021

AIF Announced for Calendar Year 2021 Christmas-like Anticipation Do you remember what it was like when you were a kid and Christmas was right around the corner? You probably couldn’t wait for the big day when Santa would bring you that awesome new bicycle, video game or Barbie doll, right?...

Revised Repayment Terms For Covid Accelerated And Advance Medicare Payments

Revised Repayment Terms for COVID Accelerated and Advance Medicare Payments

Revised Repayment Terms for COVID Accelerated and Advance Medicare Payments A few months ago… When the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency was announced in Washington, DC and quarantine at home orders led to the unprecedented nearly complete shuttering of America, the Federal Government gave healthcare providers and suppliers the opportunity to...

Claim Rejections -vs- Claim Denials

Claim Rejections vs. Claim Denials ─ What’s the Difference?

Claim Rejections vs. Claim Denials ─ What’s the Difference? Claims Errors The healthcare billing industry has seen its ups and downs over the years – but one would surely think that advances in billing technology would have made claim errors a rare occurrence.    Think again! The industry still experiences an...

Guiding -vs- Chasing Reimbursement

Guiding -vs- Chasing Reimbursement

Guiding -vs- Chasing Reimbursement By Brigit Battaglia Brigit Battaglia, CAC is Director of Process Design and Optimization at Quick Med Claims. Brigit has deep experience in the areas of process development, AI/machine learning, transportation billing and performance improvement gleaned from 12 years in the EMS billing industry.  Ever heard someone...