Blog Archives  /  July 2018

Why We Need Payment for Treatment without Transport

On June 19th in Philadelphia, there were 913 EMS responses. NINE HUNDRED AND THIRTEEN!! In one day. Not every response will result in transport. For many responses, the ambulance is cancelled. But for other responses, EMS dispatched expensive resources (trained personnel and fully equ...

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Medicaid Audits: Small Payments, Big Price Tag

Medicaid sure doesn’t pay much per trip. The rate of reimbursement for Medicaid transport services is usually far below Medicare (we know Medicare doesn't reimburse the cost of service). The number of Medicaid recipients has grown. Which means that for the average ambulance service, mor...

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Patients Not Paying Ambulance Bills?

Many transport bills include a patient portion after insurance. As noted in Modern Healthcare on June 27th, a patient’s balance after insurance grew dramatically from 2012 to 2017. Medicare patients also saw an increase. But the increased financial burden and requirement to collect is just ...

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Happy Birthday, America!

We wish a very happy July 4th holiday to all our clients and friends!   To first responders, firefighters and EMS personnel everywhere, it is our fervent hope that the only thing you worry about this holiday is how many burgers and hot dogs you can eat and where you will watch fireworks....

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