R1's EMS Educational Outreach Team (EOT) is pleased to present our newest webinar "Understanding Medical Necessity for EMS". This webinar was recorded on November 6th 2019 and is now available to all of our valued R1 clients. Enjoy!
The focal point of this webinar is medical necessity. R1's EOT understands that medical necessity is quite subjective, and in this webinar we provide a clearer picture as to how you and your EMS crews can document specific data points with more detail to help "paint the picture" of the patient's condition at the time of transport.
EMS Patient Care Report Documentation has always been an integral part of the billing equation for agencies that depend upon the revenue received for services that were performed by it's Paramedics and EMTs. During the last 3 years there has been an intense amount of scrutiny from payers in regards to patient care report documentation written by EMS Providers. Types of calls that used to be getting paid are now not and payers are demanding more documentation details regarding the patient's condition to help prove the case for medical necessity. During this recorded session, we discuss what payers are looking for in documentation and provide tips to produce clear, concise, complete and accurate documentation that helps supports medical necessity and level of service. We also review examples of narratives and claims that were denied due to insufficient documentation and examples of well written documentation for the same type of complaint.
Our team is here to help because we know unpaid claims caused by insufficient documentation hurts every agency's revenue and bottom line but more importantly can cause unnecessary financial burden for the patients your agency service when they are held responsible for lacking documentation. Watch the video to see if we can help your agency!
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.