EMS Billing and Collections

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Dangers Facing EMS: For-profit Takeover

By authenticweb | November 14, 2022 | Comments Off on Dangers Facing EMS: For-profit Takeover

Dan Sullivan, the founder of The Strategic Coach Inc. and creator of the Strategic Coach® Program, developed a methodology for assessment named D.O.S., which stands for Dangers, Opportunities, and Strengths. Dangers refer to things we are afraid of losing, opportunities offer the possibility to gain something, and strengths encompass our unique skills and abilities. In […]

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Dangers facing EMS: Declining Reimbursement

By Rachel Williams | November 1, 2022 | Comments Off on Dangers facing EMS: Declining Reimbursement

Dan Sullivan, founder of The Strategic Coach Inc. and creator of the Strategic Coach® Program, developed a methodology for assessment named D.O.S., which stands for Dangers, Opportunities, and Strengths. Dangers refer to things we are afraid of losing, opportunities offer the possibility to gain something, and strengths encompass our unique skills and abilities. In the […]

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Pros and Cons of EMS Subscription Programs

EMS Subscription Programs: Pros and Cons

By authenticweb | October 19, 2022 | Comments Off on EMS Subscription Programs: Pros and Cons

Many EMS services across Texas, including municipal, hospital-based, and private, offer potential patients in their services area the opportunity to participate in subscription programs. EMS subscription programs allow households and businesses to pay an up-front, established fee to offset any future emergency medical transport expenses in the future.  In this blog, we will discuss the […]

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Conversations with the Experts: Surprise Billing

By Rachel Williams | September 16, 2022 | Comments Off on Conversations with the Experts: Surprise Billing

In this thoughtful and comprehensive conversation, Brent Smith, CEO of Hopkins Hospital District and Director of Hopkins County EMS, sits down with Christopher Turner, Founder and CEO of EMERGICON, to discuss Surprise Billing. Brent’s unique perspective on the topic, as the Director of an EMS service and the CEO of a hospital district, adds additional […]

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The aging population

By Rachel Williams | September 12, 2022 | Comments Off on The aging population

When you work as a first responder, and specifically in an ambulance, you see changes in our cities’ demographic makeup more directly than most. The fact that our populations are aging will come as no surprise to you, but the impact of these shifts on emergency medical services may. When “all the boys came home […]

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What is the state of Texas doing about surprise billing?

By Rachel Williams | August 26, 2022 | Comments Off on What is the state of Texas doing about surprise billing?

Surprise billing has been a hot topic for legislators in the state of Texas. If you missed our first 2 blogs about this situation, be sure to check out Why surprise billing is really a surprise and Who should pay for EMS services. Effective January 1, 2022, air medical emergency response crews are not allowed […]

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Why Collection Rate Isn't The Best Performance Metric

Why Collection Rate Isn’t the Best Metric for EMS Billing Performance

By Rachel Williams | August 19, 2022 | Comments Off on Why Collection Rate Isn’t the Best Metric for EMS Billing Performance

If you’ve had any conversations about billing for ambulance services or Emergency Medical Services (EMS), you have likely heard about collection rates. But before you make any decisions, here are some things you should know about collection rates. If EMS billing is done correctly, a 100% collection rate is impossible. The collection rate begins with […]

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Let’s Talk about Surprise Billing

By Rachel Williams | August 15, 2022 | Comments Off on Let’s Talk about Surprise Billing

EMERGICON’s Founder and CEO Christopher Turner shares his unique perspective on Surprise Billing and its impact on EMS in this recorded conversation.

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Who should pay for EMS services?

Who should pay for EMS services?

By Rachel Williams | August 1, 2022 | Comments Off on Who should pay for EMS services?

Now that we’ve established the common circumstances around paying for emergency medical services in blog 1 of this series, let’s take a step back and think about who should be paying the bill when you or your family has a medical emergency and receives care from an EMS crew. You are already paying into the […]

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Charge Masters vs. Fee Bundling - Which is better

Charge Masters versus Fee Bundling: Which Is Better for EMS Billing?

By authenticweb | July 21, 2022 | Comments Off on Charge Masters versus Fee Bundling: Which Is Better for EMS Billing?

Fee bundling for EMS and ambulance services As a city leader, you want to ensure that you provide the best emergency services that you can. But you also want to ensure that when a citizen is billed for ambulance services, you simplify the experience by making it as easy as possible for them to pay […]

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