Category Archives: EMS

CMS Ambulance Open Door Forum tomorrow, March 19th, 2013

CMS hosts Open Door Forums on several different topics on a regular basis. For those interested in the EMS business, the Ambulance Open Door Forum can be a valuable source of information, especially related to CMS priorities and thinking on reimbursement issues. The next CMS Ambulance Open Door Forum scheduled for: Date:  Tuesday, March 19, 2013 Start ...

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New HHS OIG Work Plan – Same Old Stuff for Ambulance Services

The Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services issued the FY 2013 Work Plan today.  The Work Plan only has one specific reference to Ambulance Services; basically it is a repeat of last year's offering: Ambulances—Compliance With Medical Necessity and Level-of-Transport Requirements We will examine Medicare claims ...

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I’ve Received a Subpoena from the Feds . . . Now What? Part 2

Obviously today is not Thursday . . . but I am back today with the follow-up post. In Part 1, I discussed the initial steps if you get a subpoena from a government agency.  Today, what are your obligations if you received a subpoena? First, let your attorney (OK, if you did not get that ...

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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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