Role of States in Exclusion of Ground Ambulances from NSA

Exclusion of Ground Ambulances from No Surprises Act The No Surprises Act (NSA) will prohibit most surprise bills, reducing out-of-pocket costs for emergency services and non-emergency services where the patient unintentionally sees an out-of-network provider. The recently enacted No Surprises Act (NSA) provides landmark protections against surprise billing in a wide range of settings but […]

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Medicare requirements for ambulance transport medical billing

Today various private and public ambulance transport services are operating in a huge number for servicing critical patients at crucial moments. These players are getting reimbursed under Medicare Part B which covers ambulance transport medical billing with certain limitations. Let’s understand Medicare Part B in more details: Medicare Part B Medicare Part B covers emergency […]

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Extension of Prior Authorization for Repetitive, Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Transports

Federal Register announced in their notice that a 1-year extension of the Medicare Prior Authorization Model for Repetitive Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Transport. The extension of this model is applicable in certain states only. Earlier in those states, ambulance suppliers must obtain prior authorization from Medicare before providing scheduled, non-emergency ambulance transportation. These states are: Delaware […]

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Avoid Common Errors in Ambulance Transportation Billing

An ambulance is a part of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), which is a billable event and most of the insurance companies such as Medicaid and Medicare compensate for it. Billing and coding for ambulance services may be complex owing to different modes of transportation like air, water, and ground. Apart from this, reimbursement of ambulance […]

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Basics of Medicare Payment for Ambulatory Surgical Services (ASCs)

Medicare covers surgical procedures provided in freestanding or hospital-operated ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs). In January 2008, Medicare began paying for facility services provided in ASCs— such as nursing, recovery care, anesthetics, drugs, and other supplies—using a new payment system that is primarily linked to the hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS). (Medicare pays for the […]

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Ambulatory Surgical Center Terminated Procedures

The following guidance determines the appropriate ambulatory surgical center (ASC) facility payment for a scheduled surgical procedure that is terminated due to medical complications, which increase the surgical risk to the patient. Payment is denied when an ASC submits a claim for a procedure that is terminated before the patient is taken into the treatment […]

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Understand Payment Rates and Basics of ASC Billing

An Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) is defined by CMS as a facility with the sole purpose of providing outpatient surgical services to patients. ASC is a facility that, very simply, specializes in outpatient procedures. Procedures done at an ASC are more extensive than those done at the typical provider’s office but are not so involved […]

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Top 5 Compliance Issues for Ambulance Biller

Ambulance service billing involves a host of unique compliance challenges. The ambulance industry has seen a significant number of false claim cases, fraud investigations, Medicare audit activity, and other types of billing-related cases. It is imperative that billers fully understand the nuances of ambulance reimbursement to be able to successfully sidestep these landmines. The following […]

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Evaluating Your Ambulance Transportation Medical Billing Procedure

Ambulance Transportation Medical billing has been under the lens of Medicare for a very long time due to the fabrication of medical charges and unreasonable billing rates for the patients during an emergency. In September 2015, a report was released by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) after studying Medicare Part B Ambulance claims. The […]

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How to Avoid Common Medical Billing Compliance Pitfalls?

There are several major issues facing compliance officers today, such as HIPAA, Stark Law, and Anti-kickback Statute issues, as well as many billing compliance issues. Billing issues continue to appear in federal government False Claims Act settlement agreements and government audit reports. Here, we’ll discuss incident-to and shared billing compliance pitfalls and focus on what […]

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