Ambulance Services

Dialysis Patients’ Access to Care Threatened by Medicare Cuts for Ambulance Transport

30 May Dialysis Patients’ Access to Care Threatened by Medicare Cuts for Ambulance Transport

Access to care may be in jeopardy for some dialysis patients as a Medicare cut is looming on the horizon for ambulance reimbursement. The new Medicare reimbursement rate may fall below a company’s cost of providing ambulance transport services to patients.  Medicare administrative contractors have...

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How to Survive a Medicare Audit

30 Nov How to Survive a Medicare Audit

Ambulance providers are more likely these days to face a Medicare audit due to incorrect or incomplete documentation of services.  It has become increasingly important to make sure emergency medical service providers and billing staff are well informed of the latest Medicare regulations to maximize...

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EMS Agencies

15 Feb Legislation Introduced to Ensure EMS Agencies’ Ability to Administer Controlled Substances to Patients

U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC) introduced legislation recently to amend the Controlled Substances Act to allow EMS agencies to continue to administer controlled substances to countless patients who are sick or injured enough to need them either on the scene or en route to the hospital. This practice...

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nonemergency transports

13 Jan Medicare’s Pilot Program to Crack Down on Fraud Adversely Impacts Patients — Nonemergency Transports

The Medicare program last year implemented a pilot program in three states, including South Carolina, in response to the increased use of nonemergency ambulance transports between 2002 until 2011. Private ambulance company owners in South Carolina have become increasingly critical of Medicare’s experiment to eliminate...

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