Insurance Coverage Doesn’t Mean Insurance Payment

Insurance Coverage Doesn’t Mean Insurance Payment In the news… The local newspaper that serves the area surrounding the offices featured a story about a large hospital system in this area that is realizing significantly lower insurance payments as the effects of the Affordable Healthcare Act (a.k.a. “Obamacare”) kick in. “Just because there are more insured, […]

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Taking Aim at System Abusers

Taking Aim at System Abusers Past History- “Villainizing” the Service Providers If you follow the news regarding entitlements like we do, then you have probably noticed a growing trend toward what we consider to be the “villainizing” of healthcare providers that bill Medicare and Medicaid. Everyone seems to want to blame the ills of the […]

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The Window of Opportunity- Insurance Info and Signatures

The Window of Opportunity- Insurance Info and Signatures The Best Time With all the changes that are happening in the healthcare industry in the United States right now, more than ever it’s important that EMS field providers engage patients to collect demographic information, especially insurance information, in the field. The best time to obtain information […]

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The “Sport” of EMS Billing

The “Sport” of EMS Billing A Common Goal… This weekend brings the biggest sports weekend of the year. Super Bowl weekend pits two big-energy team opponents against each other with one goal in mind. Win the big one! Of course, winning the big one is winning the big money and isn’t it all about money […]

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Family, Friends and Responsible Persons

Family, Friends and Responsible Persons That time of year… Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Years is a time to get together with family and friends. In the spirit of the season, we’ll take a few lines to discuss the importance of gathering relationship and guarantor information as part of the documentation you prepare following your EMS […]

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Discovering the Weakness about “Weakness”

Discovering the Weakness about “Weakness” Common Scenario If we earned a dollar for every “weakness” response we’ve handled over the years, collectively we could more than adequately fund every EMS system in the United States with the newest trucks, latest equipment and all providers would be driving some expensive European luxury car. But, now that […]

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What a Pain!

What a Pain! We do pain! A lot of what we do in EMS involves patients in pain. Pain is a key component of medical emergencies and traumatic injuries of all shapes and sizes. While it may not be the patient’s chief complaint, there’s no doubt that a majority of the scenarios we respond include a […]

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