EMS | Board & Collar

EMS | Board & Collar

The EMS Board and Collar Podcast Series for EMS Professionals is sponsored by Quick Med Claims, a national leader in revenue cycle management. This uniquely developed pod-platform provides specialized programs for our listeners with thought-provoking presentations including EMS Keynote, 10Q30 EMS Leadership interviews and revival of the acclaimed EMS pod-magazine, Excuse My Medic with opinionated discussions, light-hearted moments and some great EMS “war” stories along the way.... Show More

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October 30, 2020 9 min

 

It’s not a new bicycle, video game or even a Barbie doll…but to the ambulance industry the announcement of the Ambulance Inflation Factor (AIF) is typically an early Christmas gift for us!  If you’re an ambulance billing geek, it’s time to unwrap this present as we roll out the 2021 Medicare Fee Schedule adjustment to you in this edition of the QMC EMS Board & Collar Podcast!

 

 Presenter:  Chuck Humphrey 

   

 

 

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There is good news for the EMS industry on the pandemic front.  Repayment of the Accelerated/Advance Medicare payments has been delayed.  Wait, something that actually benefits EMS? Goodness, how did this happen? Who cares, but we will take it.   Download this episode to find out the details!

 

 Presenter:  Chuck Humphrey 

   

 

 

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There a number of perfect storms colliding in the EMS industry right now and you need to be in the loop for the betterment of your organization.  These include updates on:  ET3, CARES Stimulus Reporting, Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program, Prior Authorization for Repetitive Patients and more. Come along as we jam 10 pounds into a 5 pound bag.

 Moderator:  Gary Harvat | Presenter:  Chuck Humphrey 

   

 

 

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Do you know your ambulance claims and ice cream share descriptions?  Do your claims need a bath when they are dirty to make them clean?  Download this episode to learn more about rejections and denials!  We're glad you're here

 Written and Presented by:  Chuck Humphrey 

   

 

 

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Now more than ever, managing your organization's Accounts Receivables has never been more important.  It takes a constant and watchful eye and is so incredibly important in this COVID world we live today.  Many EMS organizations across the country are suffering terribly from declining call-volume, low funding and even more challenging reimbursement patterns.  Join Brigit Battaglia, Director of QMC's Process Design and Opt...

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Welcome to the August 2020 edition of Excuse My Medic (EM2). Well, this is an episode you shouldn't miss.  The EM2 Team takes a closer look at new HHS funding opportunities available under Phase 2 of the CARES Act as well as other key information

Along with some great information on funding, we also have a great time with Positive EMS stories as well as the EMS Word of the Day and offbeat news from the world of emergency medical...

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We explore HHS COVID-19 Funding Phase 2.  While the components and regulations are a bit complex, we sort through it all and provide a sound understanding to help you determine if your organization is eligible to apply for the next level of COVID-19 funding.  While I think they like to keep us guessing and in the dark, we have it figured out in this Board & Collar episode.  

 Presented by:  Chuck Humphrey and Gary Harvat

 

   

 

 

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We continue to explore the issue of surprise medical billing affecting the nation's EMS industry.  Lots of news, lots of discussion, coupled with confusion and some frustration along the way.  Join QMC's Vice President of Business Development, Ed Marasco as he sorts through the clutter and explains this complicated subject matter.

 Written by:  Ed MarascoPresented by: Ed Marasco

 

   

 

 

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Welcome to QMC's 10Q30 EMS Profile.  This month, we are featuring the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network Ambulance Service from Boston, Massachusetts. Sean Kukauskus, Ambulance Director for Spaulding joins us to answer 10 critical questions affecting EMS organizations nationally. Hear Sean's well-thought responses and how he is leading his great team.   Among items discussed are how Sean and his team are working through the C...

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In this episode we continue our discussion pertaining to Section 7 of the CMS Cost Data Reporting Instrument with a discussion about Section 7.1 and the reporting of costs associated with Paid Staff within your organization.  It’s a dollars and cents discussion of hourly wages, salaries and benefits, including the number of hours worked by individuals for the annual reporting period and with a few cautions to add along the way.  ...

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Welcome to the June 2020 edition of Excuse My Medic (EM2).  Today's EM2 provides an insightful recap of where we we are as we hopefully, head out of this pandemic (God Willing).  What kind of destruction is now in our rear view mirror which we are forced to recover from for months, if not years to come.  The EM2 Team takes a closer look.  

It's also a time to laugh.  It's a pretty serious world out there right now and we...

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Join QMC's Panel of Experts as we look at the different funding sources currently available to EMS organizations in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic.  It's confusing and at times, frustrating but if you know the ropes, the funding can benefit and assist your organization during these challenging times.  

Presented by:  Chuck Humphrey, Ed Marasco, Celeste Plunkett and Gary Harvat

 

   

 

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Join us as we answer your plaguing (sorry, shouldn't use plaguing) questions about funding and more. It's ninety minutes of every COVID-19 funding question you ever wondered about but never had the chance to ask.  We assembled a great panel of EMS professionals and hopefully, we can give you answers that will both satisfy your palate and sooth your nerves.  Join the guys from Excuse My Medic along with Compliance and Billin...

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Welcome to the April 2020 edition of Excuse My Medic (EM2).  On today's show, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we examine all things that are keeping us up at night including how will funding help keep the EMS industry alive and how things have changed for emergency medical services within the past 30 days.  New funding, less signatures, more risk.  Almost like lions, tigers and bears from an old movie script. 

We also have some l...

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So, are you on information overload with all the new regulations and requirements?  We are.  CMS has new information almost coming out daily.  Trying to both understand the plethora of information while trying to remain safe, keep your teams safe and ensure the future financial viability of your organization is a daunting task.  

This EMS|Board & Collar presentation helps to simplify the recent changes invoked by CMS relating to...

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It’s required three Podcasts to dig into Section 7 of the CMS Cost Data Collection Tool covering Staffing and Labor Costs.  In this episode, we dig into Sections 7.2 and 7.3.  Our discussion of Section 7.2 will walk through how to report direct-paid Medical Director labor costs together with reporting your paid Administration and Facilities people.  Afterward, we’ll round out this talk by discussion how to report Volunteer labor c...

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We live in a new world today.  COVID-19 is changing our way of life today and it will tomorrow as well.  Many of those both on the front lines and those who are at home protecting themselves and their families are living differently today than they were just a few weeks ago.  

Please join QMC's Ed Marasco as he looks at COVID-19 and its impact as well as ways you work to avoid being one of those afflicted regardless of the role ...

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EMS Leadership is challenged with many issues these days.  Reimbursement, succession planning, COVID-19 and infectious diseases and of course, the big one...managing employees.  Many EMS organizations are small in number and it is not uncommon for strong bonds of friendship to form between those in charge and those who work as a line medic.  So, how do you handle when it comes time to correct a past partner of 7 years and correct a...

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We continue out series of podcasts focused on “Peeling Back the Layers of the Cost Data Collection Instrument” by taking a look at Section 7, the Jobs and Compensation Section.  How is your team compensated and do they have shared responsibilities?  There is much to consider and report here and it is imperative that you have this section computed well.  Lots of questions and hopefully, we will provide the answers.  We explain in ...

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For the first time, an emergency medical service was fined for a HIPAA Breach.  A breach can be a financially-devastating occurrence.  In this Keynote Presentation of the QMC EMS|Board & Collar,  we explore HIPAA a bit further and ask the question, "Are You Gambling with Your Organization's Financial Well-Being?"  This informative and enlightening presentation is presented by Mary Craig, QMC's Chief Compliance...

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