EMS Billing News and Information

Keep up to date with news and information on EMS billing services and the coming changes in ICD-10.

5 Patient Demographics that Need to be Included in PCRs

5 Patient Demographics that Need to be Included in PCRs

Having good patient demographics in patient care reports is the core to being able to bill claims accurately and efficiently. Watch the video to learn about the 5 most important patient demographics you need to provide in PCRs.

Note: In 2018, Medicare will no longer use social security numbers on Medicare cards and will be issuing brand new identifier numbers. Be prepared to switch out from using the old numbers to the new ones in your systems.

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Q&A session with Grant Helferich: HIPAA Awareness

Q&A session with Grant Helferich: HIPAA Awareness

HIPAA has been the elephant in the room that no one really wants to talk about. When HIPAA was first enacted, audits and fines were rare. However, with the government outsourcing audits, HIPAA violations have undergone much more scrutiny with ever-increasing fines for violators.

Grant Helferich, Omni’s Director of Client Performance and Training, recently attended a seminar on continued HIPAA compliance. As you can see in his pic above, he takes HIPAA very seriously! He answers some important questions about HIPAA in the following Q & A session:

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How to Write Good Patient Care Reports (PCRs) – Part 3 of 5

How to Write Good Patient Care Reports (PCRs) – Part 3 of 5

This month we will be focusing on justifying medical interventions documented in your PCRs.

It’s important to fully explain the reasons why you provided the medical interventions documented in your PCR. Don’t think of it as just providing detailed information to insurance companies to reduce denials of claims. You are also providing continued care for the patient, as the receiving facility gets a complete picture on what care was provided to the patient and the outcomes of that care.

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