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5 things you need to know to survive a Medicare audit

October 04, 2021

5 things you need to know to survive a Medicare audit

Important facts to help prepare and successfully navigate the auditing process. It is not uncommon that ambulance providers are faced with Medicare audits. There are several types of audits performed…

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January 29, 2020

Authorizations, the problem child in healthcare

Prior authorizations, or Pre-Certifications are a formal permission that allows the provider to see and verify the following; member is active and eligible for services, guarantees to the insurance that…

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EMS Revenue Cycle Management

January 24, 2020

What Is EMS Revenue Cycle Management?

Revenue cycle management is the financial handling of a provider’s business. Through managing the many steps and layers involved in bringing a healthcare service to a billable claim, revenue increases.…

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The Balance Billing Landscape

January 21, 2020

The Balance Billing Landscape

What is balance billing? You may have heard the term on the news recently.  Balance billing is getting national attention because of the large, out-of-pocket expenses some consumers are getting…

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December 12, 2019

DSO, What Is It and Why Does It Matter?

What Is It? DSO stands for Days Sales Outstanding. It is also sometimes referred to as Number of Days in Accounts Receivable (AR). Most importantly, it’s a metric or Key…

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June 24, 2019

What is Ambulance Cost Data Collection?

Since the inception of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has been taking broad strokes to optimize the…

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February 07, 2019

A New Year for Value-Based Oncology Care: Three Things Every Pharma Leader Needs to Know About

For many community oncology practices, 2018 was the year that value-based care became a financial and clinical reality. For example, CMS provided those participating in the Oncology Care Model (OCM)…

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November 28, 2018

OCM Performance Period 2 Results: Practices Still Addressing Performance Gaps and Challenges with CMS Logic

Earlier this year, Oncology Care Model (OCM) practices received their first set of performance results for Performance Period 1, measuring the period of time with episodes between July 1st of…

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November 14, 2018

The 8 Questions EMS Billing Companies are Hoping You Don’t Ask on Your Next RFP

The rising prominence of the Triple Aim has increased pressure on EMS providers to optimize patient satisfaction and reduce healthcare costs – all while still attending to medical emergencies. This…

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June 07, 2018

EMS Revenue Cycle Management JEMS Award

Integra Connect’s Revenue Cycle Management Solution for EMS services has received the JEMS “Hot Product” Award for 2018. The Hot Product award is exclusive to the Journal of Emergency Medical…

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