Compliance-Isn’t-Easy-Blog-08-18-2017

Compliance Isn’t Easy

Compliance Isn’t Easy Being Deliberate If your EMS agency is going to strive to be 100% compliant with all of the rules and regulations that we all have to navigate in the EMS billing arena, then it means that your organizational culture must be deliberate. Compliance isn’t easy. The problem with what we have just […]

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Railroad-Medicare-Cites-Denial-Rate-Blog-08-11-2017

Railroad Medicare Cites 32.6% Denial Rate in Widespread Review

Railroad Medicare Cites 32.6% Denial Rate in Widespread Review Here we go again… The Railroad Medicare program, administered by government contractor Palmetto Government Benefits Administrators (Palmetto GBA) has published the results of their latest “widespread review” of BLS Non-Emergency Transports. Here we go again… Continually, our industry is turning in dismal audit results with this […]

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PCS-Signatures-Blog-06-16-2017

The Do’s and Don’t’s of PCS Signatures

The Do’s and Don’t’s of PCS Signatures Signature Focus The Physician Certification Statement (PCS), required by Medicare for all non-emergency transports, can confuse even the seasoned ambulance administrator and billing office. While the document itself can be confusing, determining the person who can properly sign can be an even more confusing scenario. Requirement… The Center […]

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Railroad Medicare Cites Error Rate-Blog-05-05-2017

Railroad Medicare Cites 32.6% Error Rate for Second Quarter of FY 2017

Railroad Medicare Cites 32.6% Error Rate for Second Quarter of FY 2017 Review Complete Yesterday, Palmetto GBA, the Medicare Administrative Contractor for the Railroad Medicare program, announced that they have completed their widespread review of BLS Non-Emergency ambulance service claims from January through March of 2017. This comprises their announced review for the Second Quarter […]

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Sign-In-Please-Blog-05-29-2015

Sign-In Please!

Sign-In Please! “Will the next mystery guest sign-in please?” Back in the sixties there was this popular TV show that began with this question. The viewer got to see who the celebrity was based on the person’s signature and the contestants had to guess who the person was by asking questions about the person. Signatures in […]

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New-Stuff-From-Medicare-Blog-11-18-2016

New Stuff From Medicare

New Stuff From Medicare Two Updates Two recent Medicare updates carrying a potential impact on your EMS agency’s cash flow, complete with compliance implications popped up on our radar screen recently. Today’s blog will focus on those two updates. MUEs The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently updated the list of what they call […]

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Documentation-Review-Blog-09-23-2016

Documentation Review as a Habit

Documentation Review as a Habit Put it on the calendar! Because more than ever before, detailed clear clinical documentation in the Patient Care Report (PCR) is critical to the mission, it’s time for every EMS agency to pick a date and time to regularly meet and discuss run sheet documentation. Of course, this blog space is […]

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