EMS (Emergency Medical Services)

The moving population

By Rachel Williams | October 3, 2022 | Comments Off on The moving population

In Texas, we see population fluctuations for many reasons. With a thriving economy, people from across the country are drawn to Texas for employment opportunities in technology, agriculture, oil, the arts, and sciences. Companies appreciate the pro-business practices of our state and bring their headquarters and offices here. As a Texan, you might often hear […]

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The changing Texas population

By Rachel Williams | September 26, 2022 | Comments Off on The changing Texas 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 changing will come as no surprise to you, but the impact of these shifts on emergency medical services may. COVID-19 has changed the world significantly. […]

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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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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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EMERGICON and EMERGIFIRE respond to the call for water

By Rachel Williams | July 28, 2022 | Comments Off on EMERGICON and EMERGIFIRE respond to the call for water

The past few weeks have been hot, dry, and dangerous across Texas. Many cities are enforcing burn bans and reminding their citizens to take precautions against starting grass fires. Local fire departments are stretched to the limits as they support each other to put out flames that threaten to consume land and threaten homes and […]

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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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why surprise billing is really a surprise

Why “Surprise Billing” is really a surprise

By authenticweb | July 15, 2022 | Comments Off on Why “Surprise Billing” is really a surprise

“Surprise Billing” has been a hot topic in Texas and around the country. Surprise billing occurs when a patient who has insurance receives care from an out-of-network provider and owes money out of pocket. This happens most often during surgeries or hospital stays when not all providers are in-network or during medical emergencies because EMS […]

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