EMS Best Practices

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

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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. 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. 

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Ambulance Billing Best Practice: Know How to Manage Denials

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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.

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Ambulance Billing Best Practice: Properly Code Ambulance Transport Origins and Destinations

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An important ambulance billing best practice is knowing how to code ambulance transport origins and destinations properly. 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.

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Ambulance Billing Best Practice: Understand What's Needed to Establish Medical Necessity

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What EMS documentation do you need to prove medical necessity? 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. 

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Ambulance Billing Best Practice: Understand How EMS Service Levels Can Improve Your Reimbursement

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Why is it crucial for ambulance billing experts to understand EMS service levels?  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. 

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Ambulance Billing Best Practice: Ensure Hospital-to-Hospital Ambulance Transport Reimbursement

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Hospital-to-hospital ambulance billing can be difficult but not impossible. 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. 

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Ambulance Billing Best Practice: PCS Do’s and Don’ts for Non-Emergency Ambulance Services

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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.  Why is the Physician Certification Statement (PCS) for non-emergency ambulance services so challenging for EMS billing? The challenge is real because you have to rely on the facility requesting the non-emergency ambulance services to make sure the PCS is filled out properly by the right person and on-time. It helps when your EMS Dispatch/Intake staff have a good relationship with the facilities and can collect the PCS before the crew leaves the station, but even then, there can be obstacles when individuals coordinating the non-emergency ambulance transport don’t have a clear understanding of why or when a PCS is required.

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Ambulance Billing Best Practice: Billing Reimbursement Starts at Dispatch

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Ambulance billing best practices start at dispatch. 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. Finding a productive ambulance billing groove will help your EMS agency improve performance and increase revenue.

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Ambulance Billing Best Practice: Insurance Verification Tips that Result in Payment

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Improve ambulance billing efficiency and lower EMS claim rejections.  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 and lower ambulance claim rejections. Finding a productive ambulance billing groove will help your EMS agency improve performance and increase revenue.

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CMS 855B Enrollment Best Practices for Ambulance Billing

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Need to bill and receive payment from Medicare? Discover ambulance billing tips for initial enrollment and for keeping your CMS 855B application up-to-date. In order to bill and receive payment from Medicare, ambulance services must first enroll by completing a CMS 855B application. Unfortunately, initial enrollment isn’t the only time an ambulance service will need to deal with the CMS 855B application. The CMS 855B needs revisited and maintained in scenarios such as provider information changes, reactivation, and revalidation. This post, the first in our Ambulance Billing Best Practices blog series, shares tips and resources that will help in frequent CMS 855B scenarios.

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