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Historic Ambulance Inflation Factor for 2023

Historic Ambulance Inflation Factor for 2023 By Chuck Humphrey, B.A., EMT-B, CAC, CACO, CADS, *   Great News… The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released great news on October 13th. Transmittal 11642 announced the highest-ever Ambulance Inflation Factor set to be factored into the National Medicare Ambulance Fee Schedule in 2023. According to […]

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HIPAA BAA

Do You Remember the HIPAA BAA?

Do You Remember the HIPAA BAA? By Chuck Humphrey, B.A., EMT-B, CAC, CACO, CADS, *   It was 2003… When the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 finally became a reality with regards to the relationship between a healthcare provider of service known as the Covered Entity and contracted service providers called the […]

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RSNAT Prior Authorizations and the PCS

RSNAT Prior Authorizations and the PCS

RSNAT Prior Authorizations and the PCS by Rebecca Illig, QMC Compliance Manager In 2014… In 2014 CMS initiated a Repetitive Scheduled Non-Emergency Ambulance Transportation (RSNAT) prior authorization demonstration program for certain states. These included South Carolina, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The program was expanded in December of 2015 by CMS to include Delaware, the District […]

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An EMS Biller's Motivation

An EMS Biller’s Motivation

An EMS Biller’s Motivation Gotta love it! EMS billing is a very unique and interesting occupation. Ya gotta love it, for sure, to do it. We love EMS billing and everything to do with EMS billing, including billing for ground and air ambulance transports, paratransit trips, mobile integrated healthcare services, and even paramedic intercepts. The […]

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CMS Debuts What’s Covered App

CMS Debuts “What’s Covered” App

CMS Debuts “What’s Covered” App eMedicare Goes Mobile This week Medicare released its latest eMedicare tool and it’s one any person can use on their mobile device. The “What’s Covered” app was launched on January 28th. In a press release posted to CMS.gov and introduced via e-mail to CMS listserv recipients, the app was introduced […]

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Influenza The Ambulance Documentation

Influenza. The Ambulance. Documentation.

Influenza. The Ambulance. Documentation. An Annual Topic It’s flu season once again. Given that this blog originates from a desk located in the northeastern United States, we can tell you that the flu has hit here with a vengeance. H1N1 is back to visit and was predominantly prevalent across the United States with influenza A […]

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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 of torrential rains and flooding […]

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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 they are participating in sporting […]

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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 crack down on Medicare ambulance […]

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