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Title Certification Topic Code Credit Hours
Commercial Payers: Top Payment and Compliance Issues CAC, CACO Compliance 1.50 Purchase
Even though Medicare is the single largest payer for most ambulance services, you can’t overlook the importance of properly navigating your commercial insurance claims.  This session will look at some of the most troubling commercial payer issues facing ambulance services, how your state law can affect the situation, and how to navigate this often difficult payment terrain. $60.00  
Dealing with Documentation Conflicts CAC, CACO Patient Care Documentation 1.50 Purchase
What happens when you’re faced with inconsistent documentation?  What do you do when the dispatch documentation says one thing, the PCR says something else, and the PCS or facility records say something entirely different?  Conflicts in documentation can have many root causes, and we’ll explore those, and give you workable strategies for dealing with discord in the multiple sources of documentation you need in the billing process. $60.00  
PWW Media CMS Proposes PCS Rule Changes CAC, CACO Other 1.50 Details
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) just released a Proposed Rule(link is external) that could spell significant changes to Medicare’s Physician Certification Statement (PCS) rules.  If the proposed revisions are adopted, they would drastically impact the current PCS rules and require ambulance services nationwide to update their existing PCS forms.  CMS is soliciting comments on the Proposed Rule.  In order to best represent the industry, PWW Media hosted a special Webinar to discuss what the proposed PCS rules would mean for the industry and to solicit your questions and comments about the Rule.  The attorneys and consultants of PWW will use Webinar attendee feedback when they comment to CMS on the Proposed Rule by the deadline of September 27, 2019. What You’ll Learn: Why CMS is proposing these changes now Why CMS is adding the “Non-Physician Certification Statement” to the regulations Why PCS forms should be renamed The changes you’ll need to make to your PCS forms The timeline for updating your PCS forms Who the new proposed PCS signers are and how to verify their credentials Why the list of proposed PCS signers could be even broader than the what’s in Proposed Rule The minimum requirements for PCS forms Essential staff training on the proposed PCS rules What the removal of the term “physician’s order” from the rules might mean for appeals Why some agencies are using a “streamlined” PCS form and our recommendations $129.00
PWW Media Compliance in 911 Contracts CAC, CACO Compliance 1.50 Details
The landmark case involved allegations that a local agency received kickbacks in awarding a contract to a vendor.  Though there were many unique aspects of that EMS system that made the government’s case highly questionable, there are nevertheless many important principles of compliance that must be followed whenever an ambulance company enters into a contract – or even an unwritten arrangement - to provide EMS in a community.  $129.00
PWW Media Is ET3 Right For Me? Webinar Recording CAC, CACO, CAPO Compliance 1.50 Details
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) just released the Request for Applications (RFA) for the Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) Model.  CMS is not accepting applications at this time, but it released the RFA so ambulance services can start preparing today.  The ET3 Model is a voluntary, five-year program that, for the first time, offers Medicare reimbursement for transports to alternative destinations and for treatment in place.  The payment model is designed to improve the quality of care and lower costs to Medicare by reducing avoidable transports to the hospital ED and potentially reducing avoidable inpatient admissions.  The RFA outlines essential criteria for participation including that applicants must provide information about their current compliance programs to participate.    $129.00
PWW Media Navigating the New Air Ambulance Regulations CAC, CACO Ambulance Billing Procedures 1.50 Details
The new FAA law contains a host of provisions that will impact air ambulance services and anyone who bills for them.  The new law contains requirements for certain disclosures on air ambulance invoices, on provider websites and mobile apps, and more.  $299.00
PWW Media The New Age of HIPAA and Cybersecurity Starts in 2019 CAC, CACO, CAPO HIPAA 1.50 Details
How we protect our data and comply with HIPAA is about to change.  The Government dropped two major initiatives at the end of 2018 that will have a significant impact on HIPAA compliance in 2019 and beyond.  Learn about the latest in privacy and security for the EMS industry from our HIPAA Experts by viewing this webinar recording.   $129.00
PWW Media The New Medicare TPE and UPIC Audits CAC, CACO Compliance 1.50 Details
There are two new kinds of audits affecting the ambulance industry! View this webinar recording and handouts to get invaluable survival tools! These new audits include:   Targeted Probe and Educate (TPE) audits Unified Program Integrity Contractor (UPIC) audits Responding to these audits can leave you buried in paperwork, scrambling to meet deadlines and suffering potentially serious repercussions from the findings – especially if you are not properly prepared.  $129.00
Re-Engineering Your Non-Emergency Call Intake Process CAC, CACO Compliance 1.50 Purchase
This session will address how to re-engineer your non-emergency call intake process, while at the same time anticipating and managing the inevitable push-back that comes from facilities when transport providers enhance their intake process. $60.00
Where Compliance Meets QI: Implementing Compliance Performance Indicators CAC, CACO Compliance 1.50 Purchase
Most EMS agencies have a robust Quality Improvement (QI) process.  And some agencies have good compliance programs in place.  But we’ve found that most EMS agencies haven’t effectively closed the loop between QI and compliance.  This session will explore the importance of connecting your compliance activities to your QI program, and how you can make compliance an integral part of everyone’s job.  We’ll tell you how to implement critical Compliance Performance Indicators into your agency’s QI program and make it focus on more than clinical care alone.  $60.00