Intermedix's EMS Education Outreach Team is pleased to present a free webinar.
EMS Patient Care Report Documentation has always been an integral part of the billing equation for agencies that depend on the revenue received for services performed by it's Paramedics and EMTs.
During the last 3 years there has been an intense amount of scrutiny from payers on patient care report documentation by EMS Providers with no letdown in sight. Types of calls that used to be getting paid are now not, and payers are demanding more documentation details regarding the patient's condition.
During our session, we'll take a look at what is going on in the industry to bring these changes about and not only take a look at the top 5 most important data points found in a patient care report that can impact the ability of an EMS claim to be paid, but we will also discuss the significance of each and how to properly document each of them.
We're here to help, because we know unpaid claims caused by insufficient documentation hurts every agency's revenue and bottomline.
The coding of an agency's EMS claims that are filed out every day to multiple different payers is based upon the documentation that Paramedics and EMTs write every single day in their patient care reports (PCRs). Effective October 1, 2015, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid as well as all private insurances in the United States will require that claims, including ambulance claims, be coded using the upgraded ICD-10 system of diagnosis codes. With this change comes the requirement for all providers to document accordingly in order for the proper detailed ICD-10 code to be selected for each claim. The failure to document these PCRs correctly with detailed documentation could cause delays with the filing of claims as well as providers suffering a potential loss of revenue if the documentation is found to be insufficient!
This 75 minute presentation is a recording of a live Webinar that discusses the pending ICD-10 implementation, Documentation, Training and creating an Action Plan to ensure your agency is ready for the challenge.