Tag Archive: Compliance

Getting the Most Out of Your EMS Billing: An Interview with Anthony Minge, EdD, Fitch & Associates

City and county officials, EMS agency directors and fire chiefs who struggle to balance budgets may want to analyze the efficacy of their EMS billing operations to recover additional revenue.

2017 EMS Trend Report: The Forces Shaping the Future of EMS

In its second year, the EMS Trend Report describes revealing changes in clinical care, finance and the use of technology in EMS

Give EMS Compliance Training the Respect it Deserves

It’s time for EMS leaders and educators to take compliance training as seriously as clinical training – caregivers’ careers and patients’ lives depend on it By Anthony Minge It seems like you can’t go a day lately without seeing a report or article related to compliance issues in health care. The statutes, guidelines, regulations and…

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Scrutiny of Ambulance Operations Highlights Need for Compliance

Increased attention on ambulance use demonstrates the need for compliance plans to include emergency and non-emergency ambulance operations. The HHS OIG has published voluntary compliance program guidance for ambulance suppliers. Ambulance billing should reflect the care provided by the EMS personnel, not the hospital diagnosis of the patient. Training for billing personnel and EMS providers on documentation and billing for ambulance services is often inadequate. Ambulance suppliers should conduct regular claims reviews to ensure problems are identified and corrected prior to an audit.