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...

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...