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EMS | Board & Collar

The EMS Board and Collar Podcast Series for EMS Professionals 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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March 2, 2021 9 min

 

Do you remember applying for and receiving the Medicare Accelerated Payment triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic?  Well, for most of you it’s been almost 1 year from the day that you received the advance.  Now, the government wants their money back!  In this edition of the QMC EMS Board and Collar podcast we take a quick look at what the repayment process looks like and what you, as an ambulance administrator, can expect to h...

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EMS is a relatively young profession and some of the challenges faced by our community today are “old world problems” for many of our peers around the healthcare and public safety sectors. As the early leaders in our profession approach their golden years, the question of future leadership looms large as we face substantial clinical, operational, and financial challenges. As a community, we pride ourselves on preparation an...

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Welcome to the February 2021 edition of Excuse My Medic (EM2).  We have a great show for this month's segment and to boot, a guest presenter joining our team this time around to discuss new legislation in the State of Georgia that may affect our industry as it relates to surprise ambulance billing.  Yes, it's in Georgia for the moment but pay close attention as the matter is being closely scrutinized across the country....

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Welcome to QMC's 10Q30 EMS Leadership profile.  This month, we are featuring the leadership team from Bellmore-Merrick EMS based in Long Island, NY.  Tune in to hear their take on how Bellmore-Merrick leadership is addressing many issues in their service area which are also affecting EMS nationwide. 

Bellmore-Merrick is New York State's Ambulance Service of the year and getting there was not an easy task for them over...

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January 27, 2021 28 min

 

Two of the biggest studies to impact EMS have been interrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In this episode we’ll talk about how the pandemic put a pause on ET3 and Cost Data Collection, dig into what’s good and bad about the interruptions, plus complain about bad decisions in Washington.

  Presenter:  Chuck Humphrey 

 

 

 

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Join Paul Furiga, President and Chief Storyteller from WordWrite (www.wordwritepr.com), based in Pittsburgh, PA.,  as he discusses the important elements you should consider in promoting your EMS organization.  Paul shares a wealth of information from his deeply-detailed background in public relations and provides great food for thought. This informative episode should prove quite useful given the challenges that EMS consta...

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Welcome to the December 2020 edition of Excuse My Medic (EM2).  Lots happening in our EMS world at present including a vaccine that will hopefully, save millions of lives and make our life in the street a bit easier.  Additionally, we will explore new information on a proposed compromise legislation for  surprise ambulance billing currently under Congressional review. Stick around for the fun-filled EMS Word of the Day as well ...

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Well, it's here and let's hope there's a shining light at the end of the tunnel.  The first COVID-19 immunization has been approved, shipped and now being administered to the front line.  Are you making this mandatory with people from your organization?  Are you considering serving as a mass immunizer in your community. Lots of things to consider here so tune in and here the latest from the guys at QMC who keep ...

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Pause.  Reflect.  Give Thanks.  Our thoughts for those of you on the front lines this Thanksgiving 2020.  One to remember but still much to be thankful for today, tomorrow and for years to come.

 

 Presenter:  Chuck Humphrey 

   

 

 

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Welcome to the November 2020 edition of Excuse My Medic (EM2).  We've got a program that you will be telling your grandkids and neighbors about for years to come, trust me.  Joining us for this episode is our good friend Steve Wirth from the National EMS Law Firm of Page, Wolfberg & Wirth, LLC. Steve joins us to discuss something near and dear to every EMS professional...documentation.  Steve reviews the Top Ten (a la L...

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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 Desig...

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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 m...

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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 H...

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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 Marasco Presented 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 t...

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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 t...

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