News and Important Information

Beginning on January 1, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS) requires selected ground ambulance organizations to collect and report cost, revenue, utilization, and other information through a Ground Ambulance Data Collection System. This FAQ is provided to assist ground ambulance organizations in collecting and reporting the required data. Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection System (FAQ) December 4, 2019.

NACC- National Academy of Ambulance Compliance (Certification Compliance, Training, Coding, and Billing) - Ambulances Service Center

Medicare Claims Processing Manual Chapter 15- Ambulance

Ambulance Fee Schedule and Medicare Transports

Advanced Life Support Ambulance Services

Denial of Claims for Ambulance Services for Skilled Nsg Facility Part A

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CPT Codes

CPT Procedure Codes

ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes

ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes

Ambulance Modifiers - HCPCS

Ambulance Modifiers - HCPCS

Transportation Procedure and Supply Codes

Transportation Procedure and Supply Codes

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Ch. 15 Medicare Claims Processing Manual

Drugs and Biologicals Pub-100 Ch 17

Drugs and Biologicals Pub-100 Ch 17

Billing Requirements for OPPS

Billing Requirements for OPPS Providers with Multiple Service Locations

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Understanding The ALS Assessment Rule

The regulation, at 42 CFR §414.605, tells us that Advanced Life Support, Level 1 (ALS1) is defined as:

Medicare Benefit Policy Manual

Chapter 10 - Ambulance Services Ambulances Services Center

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Medical ID Theft


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The OIG Work Plan: What Is It and Why Should I Care?


The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) founded its Office of Inspector General (OIG) in 1976 and tasked it with the responsibility to combat waste, fraud, and abuse within Medicare, Medicaid, and the other HHS programs. With approximately 1,600 employees, HHS OIG is the largest inspector general's office within ...

5 Ways to Minimize HIPAA Liabilities


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