EMS Billing

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

EMS Billing,

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,

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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EMS Best Practice #6: Invest in Training and Tools for EMS Billers

EMS Billing,

Arm your EMS billers with the right resources and watch the time between ambulance transport and claim submission shrink. 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 #5: Foster Collaboration Between EMS Crew Members and Billers

ePCR - Patient Care Reporting,

Create a collaborative team to regularly discuss patient care documentation, EMS billing, collection, denial, and appeal metrics as part of continuous improvement. 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 #4: Improve Agency and Individual Performance with Rigorous Quality Assurance

EMS Dispatch,

Fortify your EMS operations with a QA review process that identifies procedural weaknesses in EMS 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 #3: Leverage ePCRs to Improve Care, Compliance, and Cash

ePCR - Patient Care Reporting,

ePCRs protect you and your patients, ensure care quality, enable improvement over time—and help you get paid. 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 #2: Keep EMS Dispatchers and Crews on the Same Page

EMS Dispatch,

Strained communications between EMS dispatchers, crews, and facilities can cause paralyzing ambulance delays. 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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How Holding January 2019 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.

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Customer Testimonial: Jamie with Lumberton Emergency Squad on AIM’s EMS Billing Services

EMS Professionals,

Jamie from Lumberton Emergency Squad reflects on the professionalism and compassion of AIM EMS Billing Services and the value of being able to access her agency’s patient information and communicate with her billing service whenever needed.

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Is Your EMS Accounts Receivable (A/R) Management Costing You?

EMS Billing,

Anyone who knows anything about EMS billing knows billers have enough on their plate. EMS billers work hard daily to prepare claims, ensure compliance, address denials, and much more. They do a great job, but often focus so much on taming that mountain of day-to-day tasks that they inadvertently neglect EMS accounts receivable management. EMS accounts receivable management attempts to resolve debtor balances, but also tracks how much revenue comes in and how long it takes to receive it. When EMS billers don’t consistently perform these tasks, the entire agency suffers the consequences. 

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