EMS Best Practices

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

Ambulance Billing & EMS Best Practices

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

Ambulance Billing & EMS Best Practices

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

Ambulance Billing & EMS Best Practices

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

Ambulance Billing & EMS Best Practices

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

Ambulance Billing & EMS Best Practices

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

Ambulance Billing & EMS Best Practices

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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EMS Best Practice #10: Reduce Costs and Improve Quality with an Integrated EMS System

EMS Workflow & EMS Best Practices

Your EMS operation is an integrated process, so it needs a cleanly integrated system across dispatch, ePCR, and billing. EMS agencies continue to struggle to make ends meet. The cost of EMS patient care continues to rise, while ambulance reimbursement rates continue to disappoint. In addition, Federal and state regulations continue to multiply. When payers and regulators fail to see the immense value EMS brings to healthcare, economical solutions can be hard to find.

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EMS Best Practice #9: Optimize Accounts Receivable to Reduce Payment Loss

EMS Billing & EMS Best Practices

Monitor, standardize, and optimize your EMS agency's accounts receivable processing to reduce payment loss and improve cash flow. EMS agencies continue to struggle to make ends meet. The cost of EMS patient care continues to rise, while ambulance reimbursement rates continue to disappoint. In addition, Federal and state regulations continue to multiply. When payers and regulators fail to see the immense value EMS brings to healthcare, economical solutions can be hard to find.

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EMS Best Practice #8: Plan for and Learn from EMS Billing Denials, Rejections, and Appeals

EMS Billing & EMS Best Practices

Designate a specialist to troubleshoot EMS claim appeals and spearhead the development of strategies to avoid them. EMS agencies continue to struggle to make ends meet. The cost of EMS patient care continues to rise, while ambulance reimbursement rates continue to disappoint. In addition, Federal and state regulations continue to multiply. When payers and regulators fail to see the immense value EMS brings to healthcare, economical solutions can be hard to find.

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EMS Best Practice #7: Give EMS Billers Tools Designed Specifically for EMS Billing

EMS Billing & EMS Best Practices

Direct your EMS billers attention to what truly requires it, not on what a computer could do more quickly and accurately. EMS agencies continue to struggle to make ends meet. The cost of EMS patient care continues to rise, while ambulance reimbursement rates continue to disappoint. In addition, Federal and state regulations continue to multiply. When payers and regulators fail to see the immense value EMS brings to healthcare, economical solutions can be hard to find.

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