Understanding-Ground-Ambulance-Charges-Blog-03-16-2018

Understanding Ground Ambulance Charges-Part III

Understanding Ground Ambulance Charges-Part III Ambulance Billing is Different Ambulance billing is different. Really medical billing as a whole is different than any other type of billing or business practice, but ambulance differs at yet another level than even other medical billing disciplines. In any other business line, one makes a product or delivers a […]

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Origins and Destinations

Origins and Destinations Where am I? We were reminded when adding some new facility locations into our ambulance billing office computer system this week how confusing the types of facilities can become. Today, a single pick-up and/or drop-off location for an ambulance can serve several capacities. Literally one address, one building even, can house several […]

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I Can’t Breathe!

I Can’t Breathe! Why this subject? We’ve heard it dispatched a whole bunch of ways… shortness of breath, respiratory distress, dyspnea. If you’ve been in the ambulance business long enough these calls are second nature and they occur a lot. So, why tackle this subject in an ambulance billing blog? Simple answer… just because we […]

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What if You Were the Patient?

What if You Were the Patient? The 53rd Phone Call of the Day… Your billing office receives a lot of phone calls. Come the end of the day, hopefully your Customer Service Representatives have expended a wealth of effort to serve the patient callers that particular day. Our billing office staff are the best at […]

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Technology and Your Billing Office

Technology and Your Billing Office Big Changes The ambulance billing office of today is a far cry from the paper-laden, file-cabinet intensive self that it used to be. Modern technology, ranging from digital storage and archiving to cloud technology to electronic claim filing in a growingly paperless world, has advanced the ambulance billing industry to […]

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Novitas Announces Revalidation Mailing for Jurisdiction H Medicare

Novitas Announces Revalidation Mailing for Jurisdiction H Medicare Novitas Solutions Inc, Part A/B Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for Jurisdiction H including the States of Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas announced the mailing of 18,000 revalidation notices to Medicare providers and suppliers. This follows a similar project conducted by Novitas Solutions for […]

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You’re a Volunteer!

You’re a Volunteer! Kudos! Today’s blog is primarily directed to our volunteer friends. Maybe you’re a volunteer administrator that sits on the Board of Directors for your ambulance service. Or, maybe you’re a volunteer provider, EMT or Paramedic, who gives your time to patient care when you’re not working at your “other job.” Maybe you […]

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Coloring Between the Lines—Self-Auditing

Coloring Between the Lines—Self-Auditing The Basics Remember those days in grade school when you were so worried about coloring between the lines? Staying in compliance with the many ambulance service billing rules and regulations is a lot like that. We all have to “color between the lines.” One of the best ways to get it […]

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