The Significance of One Hundred

The Significance of One Hundred Late last week, we published our 100th blog post. It’s not something we were anxiously counting down to, nor waiting to celebrate—that’s just not our style. In fact, the “centennial” wasn’t even on our radar, and (quite honestly) we discovered it by happenstance. In realization of this milestone however, we did take some time to […]

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12 More Months/ICD-10 Delayed?

12 More Months/ICD-10 Delayed? Good News! Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a stop-gap measure to once again extend the ambulance bonus payments for another year. That’s really good news! Better News… But even better news was another part of the same bill passage. That part sets up a delay in the implementation of […]

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Let’s Take a Walk!

Let’s Take a Walk! Walking, Medical Necessity and Billing Join us today as we take a few minutes to explore medical necessity issues surrounding patients who can ambulate and how that fact alone may affect billing for an ambulance transport. Medical Necessity Any claim for payment billed for ambulance transport must meet a medical necessity […]

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Hop Aboard the ICD-10 Train!

Hop Aboard the ICD-10 Train! It’s coming… By now, if you’re a regular reader of these blog posts, you are well aware that ICD-10 is coming. As a reminder, ICD-10 is short for the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision. You can certainly look at our blog archives and check in with our full explanation […]

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Billing for ALS Assessments

Billing for ALS Assessments Often misunderstood EMS billing is a science all of its own. One of the often misunderstood topics is when and how to properly bill for an ALS Assessment. Today’s blog serves to educate our clients and friends who read this space regarding when and how to bill for an ALS Assessment. […]

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The “Sport” of EMS Billing

The “Sport” of EMS Billing A Common Goal… This weekend brings the biggest sports weekend of the year. Super Bowl weekend pits two big-energy team opponents against each other with one goal in mind. Win the big one! Of course, winning the big one is winning the big money and isn’t it all about money […]

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A “Fractured” Tale

A “Fractured” Tale That time of year… The weather alerts started hitting the phone early this morning. Starting overnight, those of us here in Northeastern Pennsylvania will be anticipating a blanket of 4-6 inches of snow come tomorrow. Depending on where you are located as your reading this post, you may or may not be […]

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Family, Friends and Responsible Persons

Family, Friends and Responsible Persons That time of year… Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Years is a time to get together with family and friends. In the spirit of the season, we’ll take a few lines to discuss the importance of gathering relationship and guarantor information as part of the documentation you prepare following your EMS […]

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“That” Person

“That” Person A People Game EMS is a people game. Be it fellow first responders, patients, facility staff, the “town fathers”, the media or whomever we encounter; part of being a really good EMS provider is learning how to effectively deal with other people. For the most part, those who remain in EMS for a […]

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