Dissecting The Certificate Of Medical Necessity

Dissecting the Certificate of Medical Necessity

Dissecting the Certificate of Medical Necessity By Chuck Humphrey, B.A., EMT-B, CAC, CADS* The Non-Emergency Transport World If you live in the non-emergency ambulance transport world, then the words “medical necessity form” or the letters “PCS” are most familiar to you. A certificate of medical necessity is required to bill...

The Community Paramedicine Modell

The Community Paramedicine Model

The Community Paramedicine Model By Adam Patterson, CAD* with Victoria Reinhartz, PharmD, CPh** A fresh look at Mobile Integrated Health: As the entire EMS community focuses on recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a couple of silver linings coming out of 2021. One could argue that the attention put...

You Can't Lead If Others Don't Follow

This is Non-Negotiable

This is Non-Negotiable What if successful leadership isn’t really that complicated? What if there is one fundamental thing that determines whether people follow you as a leader? No, it’s not a title, a position of power, or an endorsement that you are in charge. What if one aspect of leadership...

Sorting Out an 1135 Waiver- Practical Application and Best Practices

Sorting Out an 1135 Waiver- Practical Application and Best Practices

Sorting Out an 1135 Waiver- Practical Application and Best Practices By Chuck Humphrey, B.A., EMT-B, CAC, CADS* What is an 1135? “When the President declares a disaster or emergency under the Stafford Act or National Emergencies Act and the HHS Secretary declares a public health emergency under Section 319 of...

It’s Time to Pay Up! Medicare Accelerated Payment Recoupment to Begin

It’s Time to Pay Up! Medicare Accelerated Payment Recoupment to Begin

It’s Time to Pay Up! Medicare Accelerated Payment Recoupment to Begin A Whole Year! It’s hard to believe it’s been a whole year since we first were introduced to the terms COVID-19 and the word Pandemic became part of our everyday dialogue. But here we are, one-year later, and the...

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...