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Medicare vs Medicaid- What’s the Difference?

Medicare vs Medicaid- What’s the Difference? Interchangeable? It seems that often EMS people like to interchange the words Medicare and Medicaid. While similar in scope, the reality is these programs are two uniquely different government offerings. We thought it would be helpful to define the two programs and call attention to their similarities and differences. […]

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Winter Flu Season- How to Document?

Winter Flu Season- How to Document? Holidays Behind Us…Enter Flu Season We trust that you had a wonderful holiday season filled with many WARM memories (and we emphasize WARM!) We’re back to our normal routine so let’s dig into a direct documentation topic…. How to document transports that are initiated either directly or indirectly due […]

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Mixing Business and Billing: EMS Documentation Impact on Billing and Reimbursement

Mixing Business and Billing: EMS Documentation Impact on Billing and Reimbursement Periodically we re-post useful information authored by those we respect in the industry. Recently, Dan Pedersen of Page, Wolfberg and Wirth (www.pwwemslaw.com) shared this excellent posting on EMS1.com. The post is filled with great information regarding EMS documentation and its impact on billing and reimbursement. We […]

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Dissecting “The Misunderstoods”- Part II- Billing for SCT

Dissecting “The Misunderstoods”- Part II- Billing for SCT Bloggers note- early last year we posted a popular 2-part series talking about a subject we affectionately called “The Misunderstoods.” Because we periodically field questions about these two levels of service and the complexity of documenting properly to obtain maximum reimbursement, we’re offering up the series again […]

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Dissecting “The Misunderstoods”- Part I- Billing for ALS 2

Dissecting “The Misunderstoods”- Part I- Billing for ALS 2 Bloggers note- early last year we posted a popular 2-part series talking about a subject we affectionately called “The Misunderstoods.” Because we periodically field questions about these two levels of service and the complexity of documenting properly to obtain maximum reimbursement, we’re offering up the series […]

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Transporting SNF Residents: Choosing the Proper Payer

Transporting SNF Residents: Choosing the Proper Payer This week the industry experts at Page, Wolfberg and Wirth (www.pwwemslaw.com) posted an excellent article in the EMS Legal Update on EMS1.com regarding how to choose the proper insurance payer when transporting Skilled Nursing Facility residents by ambulance. The information is so important that we decided to share with […]

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