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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Medicare-Prior-Authorization-Results-3-Years-Later-Blog-04-13-2018

Medicare Prior Authorization- Part II- Impact!

Medicare Prior Authorization- Part II- Impact! Welcome! Thanks for stopping by for Part II of our blog recap of the findings from the recently published interim evaluation report on Medicare Prior Authorization. Last week, we capsulized the findings as published by government contractor Mathematica Policy Research. This week, we will briefly take a look at […]

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Other-Methods-of-Transportation-are-Contraindicated-Blog-03-23-2018

Other Methods of Transportation are Contraindicated

Other Methods of Transportation are Contraindicated Medical Necessity Defined We talk a lot about Medical Necessity in the ambulance billing office. Medical necessity and Reasonableness are key in determining whether or not an insurance payer is obligated to pay for ambulance transport, especially for Medicare and Medicaid patients. Title XVIII of the Social Security Act […]

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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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