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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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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Ground Ambulance Transports Coverage Requirements

All of these coverage requirements apply to ground ambulance transports: The Transport Is Medically Reasonable and Necessary A medically reasonable and necessary ground ambulance transport must meet these requirements: Medical necessity is established when the patient’s condition is such that the use of any other method of transportation is contraindicated. In any case in which […]

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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 4 Tips to Improve Ambulance Transportation Revenue

Ambulance billing is made up of unique rules and regulations governing the entire process. Deep knowledge of the same ensures a smooth revenue cycle enabling full reimbursement. Every year brings with it a new set of regulations, also bringing with it a significant change in the process of billing. In order to make sure continued […]

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