Changes in Ambulance Dispatch Operations Due to COVID-19 Quarantine

EMS Dispatch & Ambulance Dispatch

How should an ambulance dispatch center handle operations and processes during a pandemic? Ambulance dispatch services are a central operation that must continue during any disaster, including the current day COVID-19 or coronavirus outbreak. As the pandemic continues, questions and uncertainties arise, including how ambulance dispatch center operations and processes should be handled. With ever-changing CDC guidelines, understanding the need for changes and compliance is key.

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Working From Home

EMS Professionals & EMS Cartoons

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Ambulance Billing Best Practice: Review EMS Billing Basics for Hospice Transports

EMS Best Practices & Ambulance Billing

  This blog post is part of a series that addresses ambulance billing best practices. Our ambulance billing blog series highlights tips and insights to help you improve ambulance billing efficiency, lower ambulance claim rejections, and get reimbursed faster.

Topics: Ambulance Billing EMS Best Practices

How Holding January 2020 Claims Could Reduce EMS Agencies Exposure to Deductibles

EMS Billing

The new year is quickly approaching—that means new deductibles. How does your EMS Agency plan to handle exposure to deductibles this January? There is no way to completely alleviate the reduction of revenue your EMS agency will experience from deductibles, but there are ways to reduce your exposure. For instance, it's a common EMS billing practice to hold January Medicare Part B claims for 3-4 weeks before submitting. Sometimes it's longer, depending on the length of time that crossover takes. Doing this helps to reduce exposure to deductibles that minimize the number of patient pay claims. In other words, to reduce your exposure to deductibles, don't file too early in the year.

Topics: EMS Billing

#BillersRule: Let’s make this happen!

EMS Billing & EMS Cartoons

There needs to be a day or a hashtag that celebrates EMS billers, the unsung heroes! #BillersRule #EMSBillers

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American Ninja EMS Billers

EMS Billing & EMS Cartoons

What an episode of American Ninja EMS Billers might be like!

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Ambulance Billing Best Practice: Avoid EMS Documentation Issues

EMS Best Practices & Ambulance Billing

This blog post is part of a series that addresses ambulance billing best practices. Our ambulance billing blog series highlights tips and insights to help you improve ambulance billing efficiency, lower ambulance claim rejections, and get reimbursed faster.

Topics: Ambulance Billing EMS Best Practices

Ambulance Billing Best Practice: Understand Prior Authorization Rules for Non-Emergent Transports

EMS Best Practices & Ambulance Billing

This blog post is part of a series that addresses ambulance billing services. Our ambulance billing blog series highlights tips and insights to help you improve ambulance billing efficiency, lower ambulance claim rejections, and get reimbursed faster. It’s an ideal time to revisit the prior authorization rules and review practices that can quicken approval processes.  With the recent news that CMS extended the testing of the Medicare Prior Authorization Model for Repetitive, Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Transports through December 1, 2020, we thought it might be a good time to revisit the prior authorization rules and offer some tips for quick and accurate turnaround in the approval processes. 

Topics: Ambulance Billing EMS Best Practices

Ambulance Billing Best Practice: Know How to Manage Denials

EMS Best Practices & Ambulance Billing

Appropriately managing insurance claim denials and appeal processes for each type of insurance payer is vital for payment. This blog post is part of a series that addresses ambulance billing best practices. Our ambulance billing blog series highlights tips and insights to help you improve ambulance billing efficiency, lower ambulance claim rejections, and get reimbursed faster.

Topics: Ambulance Billing EMS Best Practices

EMS Crew Snack Tip

EMS Cartoons

Snack Tip: Keep your stash of snacks in your desk drawer.

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