New Overpayment Regulations

  • Feb 12, 2016

CMS published a Final Rule outlining Medicare providers’ duty to report and return overpayment within 60 days of identification.

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Healthcare Provider Ordered to Pay a $240,000 HIPAA Fine

  • Feb 10, 2016

For only the second time in history, the government ordered a healthcare provider to pay a hefty civil monetary penalty for HIPAA violations.

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A Trained Compliance Officer Saves Time and Money

  • Feb 02, 2016

It can be costly to comply with the many regulations governing the ambulance industry and even more costly to ignore them.  But an effective compliance officer can improve the company’s bottom line!

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Has the Transition to ICD-10 Been Successful?

  • Jan 21, 2016

October 1, 2015 was an important date in EMS billing history. It marked the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 Codes.  It’s now 3 months later – was it a smooth transition?

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CMS Publishes Rules on Zip Codes and Ambulance Staffing

  • Nov 16, 2015

The Final Rule contains several notable ambulance-specific provisions that impact billing, compliance and operations.

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Earn CEUs- abc³⁶⁰ Spring Registration Now Open!

  • Nov 10, 2015

Registration is officially open for the abc360 Spring 2016 Conference Series. The entire Conference Series is approved for CEUs for CAC, CACO and CAPO.

Earn your CEUs!  Register Today!

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CMS Releases ICD-10 Condition Code Crosswalk

  • Oct 12, 2015

CMS released an ICD-10 Cross Walk for Medical Conditions List which means the Ambulance Condition Codes can still be used now that the transition to ICD-10 has begun.

 

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Ambulance Bonus Payments Extended and Prior Authorization Expands

  • Apr 15, 2015

Congress just extended the Medicare ground ambulance bonus payments until December 31, 2017.  The Bill also significantly expands Medicare's current prior authorization program for repetitive non-emergency transports.  

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NAAC Announces New Privacy Officer Certification Program

  • Jan 14, 2015

NAAC , the nation’s leading source for education and certification programs in ambulance compliance, announces the nation’s first and only Certified Ambulance Privacy Officer (CAPO) program.  

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