ePCR - Patient Care Reporting

EMS Best Practice #5: Foster Collaboration Between EMS Crew Members and Billers

ePCR - Patient Care Reporting & EMS Billing

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 & ePCR - Patient Care Reporting

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 & EMS Billing

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.

Topics: ePCR - Patient Care Reporting EMS Billing EMS Best Practices

EMS Best Practice #2: Keep EMS Dispatchers and Crews on the Same Page

EMS Dispatch & ePCR - Patient Care Reporting

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.

Topics: EMS Dispatch ePCR - Patient Care Reporting EMS Billing EMS Best Practices

EMS New Year's Resolutions

EMS Cartoons & ePCR - Patient Care Reporting

What are your EMS new year's resolutions for 2019? Maybe collecting all signature forms? Perhaps making sure you attach all EKG recordings to your ePCR? Or switching to EMS software like AIM to make life and work a little easier?

Topics: EMS Professionals EMS Cartoons ePCR - Patient Care Reporting

Making the Argument for Electronic Patient Care Records

EMS Professionals & EMS Cartoons

Sometimes, EMS billing staff ask field providers to help find a copy of a patient care record. This might work out alright… until the field providers get busy with other things. Sure, the PCR ends up where it needs to be, but all the lost time adds up-and it’s expensive.  If you want to bypass the delay, ePCR is your answer. Electronic patient care records combine with today’s advancements in data security to give the EMS billing department, the ambulance managers, and all of those involved in the QA/QI process access to patient care records at any time, on almost any type of electronic device.

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Tracking, Measuring and Improving EMS Data Entry and Documentation

ePCR - Patient Care Reporting

Creating a clinically solid, medically sound, and billing-compliant EMS patient care record is critical not just to patient health, but EMS operational health as well. How is your EMS operations measuring up? How do you use key metrics to improve your EMS data entry and documentation?

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Avoiding EMS Trip Report Delays

ePCR - Patient Care Reporting

  EMS agencies have been talking about if/when to move away from paper EMS trip reports to electronic EMS trip reports for ages. In the past, the cost comparison between purchasing base computers or ruggedized laptops and handwritten EMS trip reports or scannable forms proved formidable barriers for so many EMS agencies. Thankfully, in recent years as EMS agencies have begun using ePCR software to document EMS trip reports with more frequency, discussions have moved away from paper versus electronic to the benefits of moving to Online EMS software versus on-site software.

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Vital Signs

ePCR - Patient Care Reporting & EMS Cartoons

Any experienced EMS professional knows how the story goes. You get on scene only to find that you left your paper assessment pad back at the station. You sort through all of your 37 pants and shirt pockets..NOTHING!

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Not All ePCRs Are Created Equal

ePCR - Patient Care Reporting

AIM Facility User Access provides facilities, such as hospitals and nursing homes, access to ambulance trips specific to their facilities. Not all ePCRs are created equal. AIM NEMSIS V3 ePCR helps Facility Users simplify the patient documentation process with enhanced Facility Access. The AIM enhanced patient care software will simplify your workflow, eliminate redundancy and maximize accuracy with fully integrated cloud based EMS solutions.  This will allow you to shift your focus from documentation headaches to important patient care matters and increase your EMS agency's profits.

Topics: ePCR - Patient Care Reporting