Category Archives: Announcements

Call to action from AAA

The American Ambulance Association submitted this request to all members (related to previous KAPA post)… Ask Your Congressperson to Co-Sponsor Medicare Relief and Reform (HR 5460)  September 16, 2014 AAA ACTION ALERT To: AAA Membership From:  Jimmy Johnson, AAA President Re: Ask your Congressperson to Co-Sponsor Medicare Relief and Reform (HR 5460) This week, several Members of Congress introduced

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Important request from KAPA

From Kentucky Ambulance Providers Association… H.R. 5460, the Medicare Ambulance Access, Fraud Prevention, and Reform Act  was introduced in the House yesterday afternoon by Congressmen Walden, Neal, Nunes and Welch. The American Ambulance Association has been meeting with Congressman Walden and members of the House Ways and Means Committee, and they have also met with

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An Urgent Request For Kentucky EMS Squads

This is from John Hultgren with KAPA… The Kentucky Army National Guard is seeking information as to the availability of employment for its returning military medics in the civilian sector as Advanced EMTs. They have contracted with Eastern Kentucky University to develop a survey that will gather this information. Please take a moment and complete

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More ICD-10 Coding Basics — Last Chance to Register (re-post)

More ICD-10 Coding Basics — Last Chance to Register Wednesday, June 4; 1:30-3pm ET To Register: Visit MLN Connects™ Upcoming Calls. Space may be limited, register early. HHS expects to release an interim final rule in the near future that will include a new compliance date that would require the use of ICD-10 beginning October

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AAA Issues Material on CMS Release of Medicare Payment Data

AAA Issues Material on CMS Release of Medicare Payment Data By Brian S. Werfel, Esq. On April 9, 2014, CMS publicly released the “Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data: Physician and Other Supplier Public Use File”, which provides information on Medicare’s payments to physicians, ambulance suppliers and other health care professionals.  The payment database contains

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PROTECTING ACCESS TO MEDICARE ACT OF 2014

“PROTECTING ACCESS TO MEDICARE ACT OF 2014”   On April 1, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014.  The law prevents a scheduled payment reduction for physicians and certain other provider groups that was otherwise scheduled to go into effect on April 1, 2014.  The extension of the

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WV EMS Coalition Monitoring Developments on Broker RFP

Last week, the West Virginia EMS Coalition notified our membership that Medicaid had canceled the RFP related to the transportation broker. We have since learned that Medicaid intends to issue another RFP in the near future for a transportation broker. However, the Coalition believes the next RFP will be modified to exclude “stretcher” (ambulance) services.

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Very important information about Palmetto GBA-Railroad Medicare- Widespread Review of Ambulance Services: Fourth Quarter of FY 2013

http://www.palmettogba.com/palmetto/providers.nsf/ls/Railroad%20Medicare~8CZM4C8676?opendocument&utm_source=RRBL&utm_campaign=RRBLs&utm_medium=email

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Call to Action

October 21, 2013 AAA CALL TO ACTION TO: AAA Membership FROM: Jimmy Johnson AAA President RE: Write Your Senators about Cosponsoring Medicare Ambulance Relief Bill Please write your two Senators to request they cosponsor the Medicare Ambulance Access Act of 2013 (S. 1405). This legislation would extend for five years the current temporary Medicare ambulance

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"First of all, the rapport with the staff and the dedication to get the job done in a timely but accurate manner is phenomenal. They process our claims so efficiently that our revenues increased dramatically. The electronic billing is a big plus in turnaround time. They are always available for questions."
David Eldridge, Director,
Fleming County EMS