National EMS Week: May 19-25, 2019

National EMS Week

To all EMS professionals,

It is National EMS Week, and our team at AIM Online EMS Software and Services wanted to take a minute to express our gratitude for all that you do. It is odd that many of those, in the general public, don’t know about EMS Week. Similarly, very few of the general public, unless they have requested and used your services, have taken the time to understand all that you do on any given shift.

At AIM, we are fortunate that we see, first hand, the work that you do from chiefs, administrators, front-line patient care providers, dispatchers, and ancillary services to the EMS billing professionals. You typically remain under the radar but, this week, please step up be proud of what you do because we certainly are!

Thank you for your day-to-day professionalism and for just being there when any of us might need you.

Be safe and take care of each other.
Your support team at AIM Online EMS Software and Services

To discover ten ways to celebrate EMS practitioners, see the 2019 Emergency Medical Services Week Proclamation, and browse daily themes that represent the diverse nature of EMS, visit the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians website.

Topics: EMS Events

Join Us at abc360 in Clearwater Beach

We'll soon be on our way to Clearwater, FL for the abc360 conference, and we hope to see you there!

abc360® is the national conference on ambulance revenue cycle management and compliance produced exclusively for ambulance services, EMS organizations, ambulance billing companies, and others with interest in ambulance reimbursement and compliance issues.

abc360® has become the premier ambulance reimbursement event in the United States, attended by over a thousand ambulance billing professionals from around the country. And that's one of the many reasons why we sponsor this event.

Topics: EMS Events

Join Us at abc360 in St. Louis

We are on our way to St. Louis, MO for the abc360 conference, and we hope to see you there!

abc360® is the national conference on ambulance revenue cycle management and compliance produced exclusively for ambulance services, EMS organizations, ambulance billing companies, and others with interest in ambulance reimbursement and compliance issues.

abc360® has become the premier ambulance reimbursement event in the United States, attended by over a thousand ambulance billing professionals from around the country. And that's one of the many reasons why we sponsor this event.

Topics: EMS Events

Join Us at EMS Update 2019


Join AIM Online EMS Software and Services at EMS Update 2019, the largest EMS Conference in Pennsylvania, March 28, 29, and 30, 2019 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Seven Springs, PA.

This thirty-second annual conference EMS event is sponsored by EMS West and produced by Western Regional EMS. This EMS event is known for informative and insightful guest speakers, interesting continuing education classes, helpful product and services exhibits, and prime networking opportunities.

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New Model Makes Medicare Reimbursement Available for EMS Treat No Transports and Alternative Destinations

A new payment model, Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport (ET3) Model, was announced Thursday, February 14, that will make Medicare reimbursement available for certain non-transport ambulance services and ambulance transports to alternate destinations.

“[This] announcement shows that we can radically rethink the incentives around care delivery even in one of the trickiest parts of our system. A value-based healthcare system will help deliver each patient the right care, at the right price, in the right setting, from the right provider,” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar

Topics: EMS News

CMS 2019 Ambulance Inflation Factor is 2.3%

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the 2019 Ambulance Inflation Factor of 2.3%. Beginning January 1, 2019, Medicare reimbursement rates will increase slightly.

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Repetitive Non-Emergent Ambulance Prior Authorization 1-Year Extension Update

The Medicare Prior Authorization Model for Repetitive, Scheduled Non Emergent Ambulance Transport is being extended in the current model States of Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia for one additional year to allow CMS to continue to evaluate the model and determine if the model meets the statutory requirements for nationwide expansion under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. The model is now currently scheduled to end in all states on December 1, 2019.

Source: https://www.novitas-solutions.com/webcenter/portal/MedicareJL

Topics: EMS News

PA House Bill 1013 Update

House Bill 1013, payment for treat no transport, has passed the House on October 17, 2018 at 187-0.

See House Bill 1013 here: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2017&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=1013

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Join Us at the Texas EMS Conference 2018


Join us—and more than 3,000 EMS professionals—at Texas EMS Conference November 18-21.

This five-day conference features a packed exhibit hall and more than 180 continuing education classes led by top EMS educators. Check out the latest in EMS services, supplies, equipment, and vehicles in the 200,000 square foot exhibit hall and choose from many lectures, hands-on workshops, and pre-conference classes covering all the topics you want to know about.

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Join Us at the abc360 Fall 2018 Conference in Hershey

abc360® is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive educational event for ambulance industry billing, coding and compliance professionals—that's why we'll be there!
 
With content for EMS leaders, executives, managers, privacy officers and EMS practitioners, abc360 is truly the one conference your agency can’t afford to miss.  This is the place to be – the nation’s leading revenue cycle, compliance and leadership conference specifically focused on building and protecting your agency’s bottom line.
Topics: EMS Events