EMS Billing News and Information
Keep up to date with news and information on EMS billing services and the coming changes in ICD-10.
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.read more
Diagnosis codes or signs and symptoms? A valuable debate has been going on in the EMS industry on the right way to code claims. Omni EMS Billing recently did a nationwide survey and found the following results:read more
Last month, we introduced the first of a 5-part series on writing good patient care reports (PCRs), which focused on collecting patient information (See Full Article: How to Write Good Patient Care Reports (PCRs) Part 1 of 5: Collecting Patient Information).
This month, for the second part of the series, we will be focusing on how to avoid vague terminology in PCRs.read more
An often ill-represented issue that EMS staff need to work on is writing detailed patient care reports (PCRs) that provide a clear clinical picture of the patient’s needs. While providing the best care for the patient is important, it’s also vital that this care be accurately reported.read more
A detailed assessment of the patient AND the patient’s chief complaint during transportation. Part of this process is completely and accurately documenting the patient’s pain.read more
Some of the information provided at the meeting serves to benefit all EMS providers- topics including dispatch information and protocols, provider impressions, and Physician Certification Statement (PCS) legibility.read more
DON’T copy information. Write each transport as if this is the first time you have seen or treated this patient. Do not copy information, especially your narrative, from a previous report. Each patient care report must be a stand-alone report. DON’T use vague terms...read more