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The moving population

October 3, 2022

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

September 26, 2022

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

September 16, 2022

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

September 12, 2022

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?

August 26, 2022

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

August 19, 2022

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

August 15, 2022

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?

August 1, 2022

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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