Fire Service Leaders And AAA Disagree 11 02 2018

Fire Service Leaders and AAA Disagree on Approach to Cost Reporting

Fire Service Leaders and AAA Disagree on Approach to Cost Reporting Locked Horns Leaders from the top American fire service organizations and the American Ambulance Association recently, publicly locked horns over the proposed approach to the new Congressional Medicare cost reporting mandate. In a show of fire service solidarity, the International Association of Fire Chief […]

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EMS-Facing-Uncertainty-in-2017-Blog-12-16-2016

EMS Facing Uncertainty in 2017

EMS Facing Uncertainty in 2017 Happy New Year! We’re just two weeks from shouting Happy New Year! The year 2017 is just around the corner and the ambulance industry faces unusual uncertainties surrounding funding and reimbursements in the upcoming year. Just before we begin the two-week celebration of Christmas and New Years Day, we thought […]

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EMS-in-Politics-Blog-12-11-2015

The Power of EMS in Politics

The Power of EMS in Politics What’s it all mean? It’s hard to ignore that we are fast rolling into the election cycle to choose the next President of the United States. Media outlets everywhere are bombarding us with the latest sound bites and poll numbers, ad nauseum. But, what’s it all mean for EMS. […]

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Permanent-Doc-Fix-Blog-03-27-2015

What the “Permanent Doc Fix” Means for EMS

What the “Permanent Doc Fix” Means for EMS Yesterday Yesterday, March 26, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of H.R. 2 to do away with Medicare’s sustainable growth-rate formula and to pass what is commonly known as the permanent doc fix. Uncertainty Remains While the House passed the measure overwhelmingly, there’s still […]

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Zip-Code-Changes-Blog-11-20-2014

CMS Releases 2015 Zip Code Changes Affecting Ambulance Bonus Payments

CMS Releases 2015 Zip Code Changes Affecting Ambulance Bonus Payments AAA Challenges CMS-Revisions Possible Change Announced Last week the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule that sets in motion a significant shift in the way that geographical areas are determined to identify urban versus rural areas for ambulance fee schedule […]

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