Author Archives: Marc M. Meyer

LODD in Houston

I have been notified of a Line of Duty Death in Houston.  The name has not been released to the public, so I will not post it here - I believe I knew him, though not well at all, from doing debit days at Station 69 occasionally.  Appears to have been a heart attack that ...

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EMS Personnel Acting Badly #1

In the Houston Chronicle comments section, some comments are extremely predictable.  Like if a man or woman tries to kill their spouse, the first comments will be something along the lines of "why can't people just get a divorce".  Now I have absolutely no good answer to that question and I tend to avoid those ...

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New Process for Recovery Audit Demand Letters from Trailblazer

Trailblazer sent an email yesterday reiterating some points regarding demand letters for audits.  This currently only covers Part A providers, but Part B providers, which include most ambulance services, should be aware of what is going on with regards to the RAC's and other audit entities.  Text of the email after the jump: Marc New Process ...

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Police Help Firefighters Rescue Children

Lest people think I am anti-police (based on the last post), I bring you this story about the men in (darker) blue (at least in Houston) doing the right thing: Cops on patrol help firefighters rescue kids from burning house For some Houston police officers, their Thursday night patrol shift was anything but routine. They ended ...

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Police Reportedly Stopped Family from Doing CPR, Lawsuit Alleges

According to a report from the Abilene Reporter-News, police in Snyder, Texas arrived on a location of a 911 call for an ambulance and stopped a family member from doing CPR back in 2009.  The gentleman who collapsed eventually died. This report is just a preliminary report from a lawsuit filed by the ...

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Holiday Greetings

Here is to wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday season.  The new year is just around the corner, it will be a bright new year for the Law Office of Marc Meyer and I hope it is to all of you, too!

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Local Fire Chief indicted for perjury related to a DWI incident

An East Montgomery County Fire Chief and his wife were indicted on perjury charges according to a story in the East Montgomery County Observer. Jody Binnion allegedly lied to a grand jury regarding incidents surrounding his November DWI arrest. The original arrest occurred at 1:30am when the Chief Binnion was stopped by Texas DPS.  Allegedly Binnion ...

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CMS temporarily holding payments after January 1

The Center for Medicare Services (CMS) sent out an email to the Ambulance listserve yesterday stating that they were instructing the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MAC) to hold payments pending an update to provisions of the Social Security Act that have increased payments for ambulance services.  The current law expires December 31st and the update was ...

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Houston Doctors Indicted in Medicare Fraud Sceme – Can the Ambulance Services Be Far Behind

On Wednesday, two physicians and the owner of an assisted living facility in Houston were arrested on charges involving Medicare Fraud.  These arrests are related to the recent series of articles in the Houston Chronicle documenting large volumes of Medicare payments going to Ambulance services who transport mental health patients from assisted living facilities and ...

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CMS Publishes MLN Supplement on the Recoupment Process

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published a new Medicare Learning Network piece on the collection and recoupment process entitled "The Medicare Collection Process".  I have posted a copy of this flyer on my website because I think this is an vitally important piece of information, especially for Texas Ambulance Suppliers.  ...

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