Understanding Ambulance Services: Emergency & Non-Emergency

September 25, 2023

Like BLS, ALS, and SCT, Emergency and Non-Emergency Transportation are categories of the Levels of Service provided by ambulances. The main difference between them is the need for immediate treatment, which determines the required equipment and personnel.  According to the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI), most ground ambulance providers in Texas furnish both types of transportation.  Emergency Transportation Emergency Transportation […]


Understanding Ambulance Services: Specialty Care Transport

September 18, 2023

Like BLS and ALS, Specialty Care Transport (SCT) is a category of the Levels of Service provided by ground ambulances. SCT-level transports are typically the interfacility transportation of a critically injured or ill patient.  When is SCT needed? The most common reason a patient needs SCT is for transportation from one hospital to another medical facility. […]


Understanding Ambulance Services: BLS and ALS

September 11, 2023

Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) are categories of the Levels of Service provided by ground ambulances. BLS and ALS communicate the medical necessity for ambulance services when an EMS agency responds to a 911 call.  The Level of Service determines the reimbursement rate EMS agencies receive for their claims. As Medicare sets the […]


Senate Bill 2476 – What does it mean?

September 4, 2023

On September 1, Senate Bill 2476, signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott on June 18, took effect. The bill affects reimbursement processes for Texas EMS agencies. SB 2476 aims to amend current laws relating to consumer protections against specific medical and healthcare surprise billing. Changes outlined in the document will apply to emergency medical services provided on […]


What is the EMS Agenda 2050?

August 28, 2023

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. Published in 2019, the EMS […]


Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH)

August 21, 2023

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): a patient-centered approach that offers care through mobile resources in out-of-hospital environments. Community Paramedicine is a popular MIH […]


EMERGICON expands leadership with new VP of Finance

August 14, 2023

EMERGICON, the largest EMS and ambulance billing company in Texas, has recently expanded its leadership with the selection of Rahim Fancy as Vice President of Finance. Rahim joins the Leadership team of EMERGICON and EMERGIFIRE to lead team members and support the vision of Founder and CEO, Christopher Turner. With 12 years of experience in the field, Rahim assumes […]


Six Core Strengths®: Driving Contagious Reputation in EMS Billing

August 7, 2023

With a relentless commitment to excellence, EMERGICON prides itself on having carved a contagious reputation throughout Texas. From the unwavering dedication to customer satisfaction that ensures exceeding expectations to the commitment to compliance in EMS billing that stands as a cornerstone of our business, EMERGICON evolved as a force for good within the ambulance billing […]


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