Advanced Life Support Ambulance Services: Insufficient Documentation

by  Christine Woolstenhulme, QCC, QMCS, CPC, CMRS
October 5th, 2016

Ambulance suppliers often submit Medicare claims for Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance services which lack sufficient medical record documentation. The 2015 Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) Report states that the improper payment rate for ALS services was 14.5 percent with improper payments projected at $226 million. The most frequent errors occur when documentation:

Use the following resources to avoid documentation errors:


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