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EMS Patient Care Report Writing | Documentation 101 | Part 5 – Arrived on Scene and Chief Complaint

EMS Patient Care Report Writing | Documentation 101 | Part 5 – Arrived on Scene and Chief Complaint The “Best” of the Ambulance Billing Services blog Two years ago we put together a “Documentation 101” series of eleven educational blogs, covering what we determined to be the fine points of writing an effective Patient Care […]

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Office and Operations— A Partnership

Office and Operations— A Partnership Who’s Driving the Bus? Why do we have so many “slang” terms for the ambulance vehicle in EMS? Where did they all come from? I’m just as guilty as anyone for referring to an ambulance as a truck, unit, squad, rig, and my all-time favorite, “bus!” Using one of these […]

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PCS – Not a Prescription!

PCS – Not a Prescription! “Never mimic the PCS . . .” If you’ve ever attended an Enhanced documentation class, you’ll probably remember hearing the caution “Never mimic the PCS in your narrative.” We’ve taught this for years. Now CMS is backing that statement up with their new final rule amending the regulations for schedule, […]

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EMS Patient Care Report Writing | Documentation 101 | Part 10 – Miscellaneous

EMS Patient Care Report Writing | Documentation 101 | Part 10 – Miscellaneous Welcome to Part 10, the final installment in our twelve-week continuing blog series “EMS Patient Care Reporting Writing/Documentation 101”. Part 1: EMS Patient Care Report Writing Part 2: Field Notes Part 3: Patient Demographics Part 4a: Nature of Dispatch – Emergency vs. […]

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EMS Patient Care Report Writing | Documentation 101 | Part 9 – Medical Necessity

EMS Patient Care Report Writing | Documentation 101 | Part 9 – Medical Necessity Welcome to Part 9 in our continuing blog series “EMS Patient Care Reporting Writing/Documentation 101”. Part 1: EMS Patient Care Report Writing Part 2: Field Notes Part 3: Patient Demographics Part 4a: Nature of Dispatch – Emergency vs. Non-Emergency Part 4b: […]

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