Reimbursement-Reality-Check-Blog-03-18-2016

Reimbursement Reality Check

Reimbursement Reality Check The Good Old Days! Remember back about ten years ago when we got those really nice Medicare increases each year? We remember! One year 5%, another year 3; it sure was nice and it helped us keep up with the rising costs of everything that makes our EMS agencies go. With Medicare […]

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Sequestration Update

Sequestration Update It Happened… Our last blog warned of the possibility that the “Sequester” was going to hit. If you missed that blog, we provided you with information about the government sequester which, at that point, was still being debated in a standoff between Congress and The White House. Well, March came in like a […]

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Sequester Could Have Negative Impact on Ambulance Medicare Payments

Sequester Could Have Negative Impact on Ambulance Medicare Payments In the News… Congress and President Obama are in the news again over another game of brinksmanship just two months after narrowly avoiding the drop over the “fiscal cliff.” This time the sequestration process threatens to cut Medicare reimbursements. What is Sequestration? For many years there […]

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GPCI Decrease Offsets Positive Medicare Increase in Some Geographic Areas

GPCI Decrease Offsets Positive Medicare Increase in Some Geographic Areas The “Yo-Yo” Effect Talk about a “yo-yo” effect of ups and downs surrounding the anticipated new Medicare Ambulance Fee Schedule amounts!  You’ll recall we Blogged several times about the Congressional battle that stood to interfere with the extension of the bonus payments.  We learned that […]

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Congress Passes Medicare Ambulance Relief Extensions/Announcement of the 2011 AIF

Congress Passes Medicare Ambulance Relief Extensions/Announcement of the 2011 AIF Ambulance Relief Extended for One More Year! We have learned that Congress, today (Thursday, December 9th), passed what’s being referred to as the “physician fix extension.” This extension, meant to cover shortfalls in Medicare payments to doctors that were anticipated in the New Year, also […]

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