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What is EMS Agenda 2050 and what does it mean for the future?

What is the EMS Agenda 2050?

By Taina Rodrigues-Wells | August 28, 2023 | Comments Off on What is the EMS Agenda 2050?

In 2014, the National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC) recommended an update to the landmark EMS Agenda for the Future. The 1996 document guided the development of valuable EMS systems such as Mobile Integrated Healthcare and Community Health Paramedicine. Throughout 2017 and 2018, the EMS community and society members shared ideas, which resulted in the EMS Agenda 2050 (Download the PDF Version). Published […]

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Mobile Integrated Healthcare Model

Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH)

By Taina Rodrigues-Wells | August 21, 2023 | Comments Off on Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH)

As the healthcare system turns to a more value-based care focus, EMS leaders strive to adjust to this trend. Aligned with the EMS Agenda For The Future, a growing strategy in the industry has been Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH). The Mobile Integrated Healthcare Model is a patient-centered approach that offers care through mobile resources in out-of-hospital […]

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Texas Ambulance Supplemental Payment Program - TASPP

Texas Ambulance Supplemental Payment Program (TASPP)

By Taina Rodrigues-Wells | July 3, 2023 | Comments Off on Texas Ambulance Supplemental Payment Program (TASPP)

The Texas Ambulance Supplemental Payment Program (TASPP) is part of the Ambulance Services Supplemental Payment Program (ASSPP). ASSPPs are designed to help EMS providers gain reimbursement for care provided to patients who meet certain financial requirements, known as Charity Care or Uncompensated Care. The program can help pay the costs of EMS services delivered to individuals not covered by […]

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Patient Data – What It Is and Why It Matters

By Taina Rodrigues-Wells | June 19, 2023 | Comments Off on Patient Data – What It Is and Why It Matters

In this age of increased focus on data security, it can be scary to share personal or private information. If you find yourself in the position of a patient, it’s relevant to know what information is most helpful to those providing care and how it’s used across all groups involved. That’s what we will discuss […]

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EMS Patient Care Report Documentation Best Practices

EMS Patient Care Report Documentation Best Practices

By Taina Rodrigues-Wells | June 12, 2023 | Comments Off on EMS Patient Care Report Documentation Best Practices

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), there are some criteria that an EMS Patient Care Report (PCR) must observe to be compliant for EMS claim reimbursement. Although there are multiple reasons to be thorough while completing a PCR, the primary motivation is to provide an accurate, truthful, and complete record of the patient’s […]

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The Lifecycle of an EMS Claim

By Taina Rodrigues-Wells | June 5, 2023 | Comments Off on The Lifecycle of an EMS Claim

EMS agencies are always standing by, ready to respond to emergency medical needs. For municipal agencies, this readiness is often funded by tax dollars. However, funding for readiness is often not sufficient to cover utilization costs. That means there is a price for having an ambulance ready to run and different costs to keep the ambulance running on every call. Reimbursement […]

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Day in the Life of a Team: Client Services

By Taina Rodrigues-Wells | May 29, 2023 | Comments Off on Day in the Life of a Team: Client Services

Have you ever wondered how a human-centric ambulance billing process works? Let’s find out! In this blog series, EMERGICON will walk you through the daily personalized service offered by our 100% Texan team members and show how our Texan Touch® approach is unique. Recently, we learned about the Medical Records department. Wrapping up this series, the Client […]

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Day in the Life of a Team: Medical Records

By Taina Rodrigues-Wells | May 22, 2023 | Comments Off on Day in the Life of a Team: Medical Records

Have you ever wondered how a human-centric ambulance billing process works? Let’s find out! In this blog series, EMERGICON will walk you through the daily personalized service offered by our 100% Texan team members and show how our Texan Touch® approach is unique. Recently, we learned about the Reimbursement & Credentialing department. This week, we shine the […]

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What happened at Education By The Sea 2023

By Taina Rodrigues-Wells | May 17, 2023 | Comments Off on What happened at Education By The Sea 2023

Presented in conjunction with Port Aransas EMS, Education By The Sea 2023 enjoyed the highest attendance in the event’s history. With nearly 300 people in attendance, between registrants, speakers, and sponsors, the event filled the Port Aransas Civic Center auditorium during May 10-12, 2023.  Education By The Sea 2023 hosted 15 educational sessions, 12 speakers, and […]

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Day in the Life of a Team: Reimbursement & Credentialing

By Taina Rodrigues-Wells | May 8, 2023 | Comments Off on Day in the Life of a Team: Reimbursement & Credentialing

Have you ever wondered how a human-centric ambulance billing process works? Let’s find out! In this blog series, EMERGICON will walk you through the daily personalized service offered by our 100% Texan team members and show how our Texan Touch® approach is unique. After diving into the departments conducting the claims process – Pre-Billing, Billing, Accounts Receivable, Cash Applications, and […]

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