Congress Passes Medicare Ambulance Relief Extensions/Announcement of the 2011 AIF

Congress Passes Medicare Ambulance Relief Extensions/Announcement of the 2011 AIF Ambulance Relief Extended for One More Year! We have learned that Congress, today (Thursday, December 9th), passed what's being referred to as the "physician fix extension." This extension, meant to cover shortfalls in Medicare payments to doctors that were anticipated...

Multifactor Productivity- The Dreaded Adjustment

Multifactor Productivity- The Dreaded Adjustment The MFP is coming... Never before, since the inception of the Ambulance Fee Schedule (AFS), has the AFS amounts decreased. Now we may have seen a zero increase, but never a decrease. Well all that's about to change thanks to three letters that will send...

Fractional Mileage Billing is on it’s way!

Fractional Mileage Billing is on it's way! You may have heard... As some of you may already be aware, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced recently that they intend to publish new rules regarding billing for ambulance mileage. If the final rule on the matter is published...

Today’s Billing Forecast- Audits On The Horizon!

Today's Billing Forecast- Audits On The Horizon! You’d have to be practically dead to not know what’s going on in America today regarding the healthcare debate. Our new President is leveraging his political capital and the very legacy of his Presidency early in his first term in order to champion...

The Billing Office. Down the hall or down the road…is there really a difference?

The Billing Office. Down the hall or down the road...is there really a difference? I’ve heard all the arguments. In-house billing versus outsourcing; which method is better? As an employee of an ambulance billing company, obviously I’m biased when it comes to the benefits of outsourcing. For many years I’ve...

A Good “Deal”…but at what Price $$$?

A Good "Deal"...but at what Price $$$? Every Dollar Counts... Those of us who have spent a great deal of time in and around EMS know that every dollar counts! In this day and age, when the economy is sluggish at best, it's more important than even to keep a...

Do you use your billing reports?

Do you use your billing reports? Ambulance billing companies like us spend a lot of time and effort on producing reports that reflect the true performance of our clients' billing programs. The question we ask is; Do clients make full use of these reports? Do you, as a billing client, really...

Red Flag Rule Information

Red Flag Rule Information Last week, we sent out an e-mail blast with information to help our clients begin to comply with the “Red Flag Rules”. Enhanced strongly urges all of our clients to use the link on the e-mail you received to access to the Page, Wolfberg and Wirth...