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Top 10 Documentation Issues for EMS Professionals

An overview of ten of the most common documentation errors that lead to non-payment for services rendered…

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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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ePCR Hardware Round-up

Check out our new ePCR hardware recommendations video…click title link above

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2014 CCAWV Annual Meeting

August 3-6, 2014 Pullman Plaza Hotel Huntington, West Virginia

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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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2014 Virginia Department of Health EMS Symposium

Title: 2014 Virginia Department of Health EMS Symposium Location: Norfolk Waterfront Marriott Start Date: November 5, 2014 End Date: November 9, 2014

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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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Bob Gainer, Director,
Boyd County EMS