AIF Announced For Calendar Year 2020

AIF Announced for Calendar Year 2020

AIF Announced for Calendar Year 2020 R4407CP What is R4407CP? The identifier number on the tail section of an aircraft, perhaps? Good guess…but no! R4407CP is the Change Request Transmittal Number released just a few days ago announcing the Ambulance Inflation Factor (AIF) for 2020. The AIF is an important piece of the formula to […]

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Medicare Changes Proposed

Medicare Changes Proposed

Medicare Changes Proposed Last Week Big news hit the ambulance industry’s electronic inboxes last week, when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the calendar year 2020 Proposed Rule with revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule including Other Changes to Part B Payment Policies. Two ambulance industry changes were embedded […]

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Properly Executing the Medicare ABN-Part III

Properly Executing the Medicare ABN-Part III In today’s blog post, we wrap up the written version of Medicare Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage blog series with a video demonstration. Below, Chuck presents a brief introduction, followed by walk-through explanation of the ABN form. Introduction Executing the Medicare ABN Form NOTE: You can watch a larger version of each […]

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Properly Executing the Medicare ABN-Part II

Properly Executing the Medicare ABN-Part II Last Week Thanks for returning to read out two-part series, Properly Executing the Medicare ABN. Last week we introduced the Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN) to you and explained the theory behind the use of this government- issued form. You’ll recall that we explained that the ABN is […]

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Details-Blog-03-04-2016

Details!

Details! It’s not rocket science… Just a few weeks ago we were having a conversation with one of our EMS billing clients and while discussing this manager’s frustration about the quality of his staff’s documentation in their patient care reports he simply blurted out… “It’s not rocket science, for Pete’s sake, it’s just that they […]

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Explaining-AIF-Blog-11-20-2015

Explaining the Ambulance Inflation Factor

Explaining the Ambulance Inflation Factor This Week This week the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced the Ambulance Inflation Factor (AIF) for Calendar Year 2016 (CY 2016). For the first time ever the AIF is a negative value, meaning it will impact the National Medicare Ambulance Fee Schedule by a negative four tenths of […]

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