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Ambulance and EMS

Ambulance Documentation Guidelines

Priority Medical Claims – Ambulance Documentation Guidelines Ambulance Documentation Guide – Section One Introduction Medicare and many other insurance programs cover ground and air ambulance both. Ground ambulance refers to land and water born vehicles both. Air...
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Repetitive Ambulance Patient Overpayments

Repetitive Ambulance Patient Mileage Overpayments   As some of you may be aware, your local Medicare carrier, Palmetto GBA, has incorrectly allowed payment for certain mileage charges, for repetitive ambulance patients. Typically, overpayments would have to be refunded...
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Hospital to Hospital Transport by Ground Ambulance

When Medicare’s coverage criteria is met, hospital to hospital transport by ground ambulance is a covered service. The program covers both emergent and non-emergent responses at the BLS or ALS level. Providers must demonstrate through their patient care report that all...
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Monthly EMS Giveaway

Monthly EMS Giveaway EMS is a tough job – long hours, sleepless nights, dangerous scenes, awful weather – and you do it anyway. We want to say Thank You for your commitment to the EMS mission! We chose “Success in EMS” as our theme for 2017 because we are...
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Ambulance Transport Fees Rise in 2017

Ambulance Transport Fees The new year may be an ideal time to review the fees you charge for ambulance transport services.  Ambulance transport fees paid under the Medicare Ambulance Fee Schedule will increase +0.7% on January 1, 2017.  The increase will apply to trips with a...
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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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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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