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Next Critical ICD-10 Milestone

Now the real sweat and worry begins as you await the next milestone date – October 15th! It takes time to process claims. It will be about two weeks before you start to see reaction. This article addresses what you can expect, what you should monitor and most importantly, what you can d...

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More than Money: EMS, Mechanism of Injury & ICD-10

EMS providers keep hearing that better documentation will be needed in order to bill for ambulance claims once ICD-10 arrives in 63 days. It’s true; documentation will need to change to reflect the needs of ICD-10. But what does that mean to the average emergency provider? And is this new s...

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It's Not Billing; It's Documentation

Did you say, “Whew?” When ICD-10 was delayed, many in EMS breathed a sigh of relief and went about their business.  We are not hearing too much about ICD-10; there does not appear to be much prep work going on in the ambulance industry right now. But a coding change is a-coming.&...

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You are NOT Off the Hook

Ambulance services said “whew” earlier this month by the delayed implementation of ICD-10 coding until October 1, 2015. Most ambulance-related software companies had planned for the 2014 deadline, but providers were in various stages of readiness (some better than others).  Educa...

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3 "EMS Must Do Now" for ICD-10

Hold onto your hat – major changes are coming! Big and small air and ground providers and billing companies need to get ready now for ICD-10 (which is required by October 1, 2014).  ICD-10 codes are intricate, very detailed codes needed for every ambulance claim. Yes, it’s a bill...

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Step-by-Step ICD-10 Prep Guide

I love Marie Johnson! Marie would single-handedly protect the revenue of every EMS provider if she only could! She knows that providers are facing a hard cash hit from the onslaught of denials sure to come from poor implementation of ICD-10 coding. So Marie did the next best thing; she wrote a st...

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ICD-10 Delay???

  ICD-10 Delay??? Will we go to ICD-10 coding next year?  The healthcare industry battles for delay while serious sounds come from CMS that we are still on target for an October 2014 implementation. Ambulance companies should closely monitor this topic as field providers will ne...

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