Billing a transport as ALS even though ALS services weren’t provided

Billing a transport as ALS even though ALS services weren’t provided

Did you know? In limited circumstances, Medicare allows services to bill a transport as an ALS transport even though ALS services were not provided, as long as proper documentation is included in the PCR, including:

  • Dispatch protocols
  • Reason for dispatch
  • an ALS assessment

Watch the video to learn more about billing a transport as an ALS transport under these circumstances.

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Grant Helferich is employed as the Director of Client Performance and Training with Omni EMS Billing in Wichita, Kansas. He is a former member of the KEMSA Board and has also served as the treasurer and president of the KEMSA Administrator’s Society. He was certified as an EMT, EMT-I, M.I.C.T. , and T.O. II. Grant has worked EMS for over 35 years in roles such as an EMT, EMT-I, M.I.C.T., Field Supervisor, Flight Paramedic, Cardiovascular Specialist, Assistant Director, and Director of EMS.
How to Write Good Patient Care Reports (PCRs) – Part 5 of 5

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

Improving Legibility

PCRs

Last month, we shared the fourth part of a 5-part series on writing good patient care reports (PCRs), which focused on providing  (See Full Article: How to Write Good Patient Care Reports Part 4: Providing a Detailed Narrative).
In the last part of this series we will be focusing on improving legibility in your PCRs and all attached forms.

Encourage your staff or colleagues to use these criteria as guidelines to writing complete and accurate PCRs that reduce the chance of insurance denials.

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How to Write Good Patient Care Reports (PCRs) – Part 4 of 5

How to Write Good Patient Care Reports (PCRs) – Part 4 of 5

Part 4 (of 5): Providing a Detailed Narrative

Last month, we shared the third part of a 5-part series on writing good patient care reports (PCRs), which focused on justifying medical interventions (See Full Article: How to Write Good Patient Care Reports (PCRs) Part 3 of 5: Justifying Medical Interventions).

This month we will be focusing on providing a complete, accurate, and detailed narrative in your PCRs.
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