Physician Certification Statement – Ambulance PCS

Physician Certification Statement – Ambulance PCS Medicare Ambulance Billing Rules – PCS Medicare ambulance billing rules require providers to obtain a PCS (“Physician Certification Statement”) for most ‘non-emergency’ patient transports...
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Ambulance ABN (Advanced Beneficiary Notice)

Ambulance ABN (Advance Beneficiary Notice)   Ambulance ABN Discussion The Advanced Beneficiary Notice (“ABN”) is a Medicare form designed to give patients an estimate of charges for non-covered services. The form should only be used for stable, non-emergency...
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2017 Ambulance Inflation Factor Announced

Ambulance Inflation Factor Raises Rates January 1, 2017 Every year, Medicare Part B carriers adjust their payment rates for ambulance providers and suppliers who transport Medicare beneficiaries.  The Ambulance Inflation Factor, can be an increase or decrease, depending on...
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Ambulance Prior Authorization Delayed

PMC is committed to helping ambulance providers cope with the complex requirements of Medicare’s “ambulance prior authorization” program.  The good news is, this program is not going to roll out nationwide on January 1 as expected.  Phase III was expected to...
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Ambulance Documentation Decision Making Tool

Ambulance Prior Authorization Documentation Decision Tool   Ambulance Prior Authorization Processes can be a challenge.  The following information is taken from Pametto GBA’s Medicare Part B website for ambulance prior authorization.  The original website can be accessed by...
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New River Community Paramedic Course

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  Elizabeth M. Belcher Chief Communications Officer 280 University Drive Beaver, WV  25813 304-929-5464   October 6, 2016     New community paramedicine course addresses unmet need in West Virginia   [LEWISBURG, W.Va.] New River Community and Technical...
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West Virginia Community Paramedic

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West Virginia EMT – Community Paramedic EMS history is being made!!! The West Virginia Community Paramedic is on the horizon, but what does it mean for the future of EMS and the ambulance business?  The New River Community & Technical College announced to our office...
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Medicare Ambulance Service Levels Defined: Updated

Medicare Ambulance Service Levels Defined Welcome to our discussion of Medicare Ambulance Service Levels.  Here we will define the common levels of service and what it takes to qualify for each.  If you need help or want to discuss these definitions items in more detail, call our...
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Lifetime Billing Authorizations in EMS

Ambulance Lifetime Billing Authorizations Billing authorization forms are necessary when billing Medicare for ambulance services.  Some forms contain language that allow ambulance patient signatures to be used for future service dates.  This language is what makes a typical...
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Ambulance Inflation Factor 2016: Negative Territory

No Raise for EMS:  Making sure that your billing performs at the highest level possible has never been so important.  The ambulance inflation factor will dip into negative territory for the first time in the year 2016.  Beginning with service dates of January 1, 2016, Medicare...
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