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Documentation Highlight: Medical Necessity

Another important aspect of good documentation as a whole is medical necessity.  Medical necessity plays a huge role in the reimbursement your department or agency will receive from Medicare and Medicaid as well as a large role in how your department preforms in an...

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Always Ask Yourself The Following…

Diving a little deeper into our previous blog post on documentation, we realize there’s a lot that goes into a good report. We’d like to make that a little easier for you. Sometimes it can help to have a check list. Below is a list of some of the top things to keep in...

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Documentation Highlight: Dispatch

It should be clear at this point that documentation is of the utmost important to the AccuMed team, as it should be for fellow billing companies and EMS providers. There are multiple aspects that go into documentation, for now we’ll focus on dispatch. As an EMS...

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Documentation, Documentation, Documentation

Good documentation is a key element for EMS providers and billing companies alike. Good documentation is especially important when it comes to illustrating medical necessity – this is how we all get reimbursements and remain compliant. The current fraud and abuse...

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Heads Up for Our Clients!

Did you know that if you have a website, you must post your NPP (Notice of Privacy Practices) on it? “A covered entity must prominently post and make available its notice on any web site it maintains that provides information about its customer services or benefits.”...

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UPDATE: Prior Authorization Is Coming

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is starting to test out the concept of prior authorization for repetitive scheduled non-emergent ambulance transports. This is in an effort to help ensure that all services are given in a compliant manner. This will...

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Price vs. Quality: What Matters Most to You?

“Why would it cost that much?” is a question I’m sure most of us have asked ourselves on at least one occasion while trying to purchase a new product or service. From a consumer’s standpoint, we naturally want the best product or service for the lowest price. But is...

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