QMC | Board & Collar for EMS Professionals-logo

QMC | Board & Collar for EMS Professionals

Education Podcasts >

Quick Med Claims (QMC) presents The Board and Collar Podcast Series for EMS Professionals. This uniquely developed pod-platform provides specialized programs for our listeners with thought-provoking and informative presentations including EMS Keynote, EMS Diagrams and revival of the acclaimed EMS pod-magazine, Excuse My Medic (starting August 2019).

Quick Med Claims (QMC) presents The Board and Collar Podcast Series for EMS Professionals. This uniquely developed pod-platform provides specialized programs for our listeners with thought-provoking and informative presentations including EMS Keynote, EMS Diagrams and revival of the acclaimed EMS pod-magazine, Excuse My Medic (starting August 2019).
More Information

Location:

United States

Description:

Quick Med Claims (QMC) presents The Board and Collar Podcast Series for EMS Professionals. This uniquely developed pod-platform provides specialized programs for our listeners with thought-provoking and informative presentations including EMS Keynote, EMS Diagrams and revival of the acclaimed EMS pod-magazine, Excuse My Medic (starting August 2019).

Language:

English

Contact:

8009011155


Episodes

Want to Learn New Things? Be a Beginner

9/20/2019
More
Some people shy away from the beginners at the ambulance base. Too many questions, too green, not one of the gang yet and a plethora of other reasons. However, their is a silver lining with beginners that we all need to keep alive within - that is, the power of the beginner's mindset. On this edition of the EMS | Board & Collar we will take a look at why even the seasoned veteran should retain this unique trait of all beginners. Written by: C. Humphrey Presented by: G. Harvat

Duration:00:05:54

10 Questions | 30 Minutes (10Q30) EMS Profile: Carilion Clinic Patient Transportation Services

9/19/2019
More
Welcome to QMC's 10Q30 EMS Leadership profile. This month, we are featuring the leadership team from Carilion Clinic Patient Transportation (CCPT) in Roanoke, VA. Tune in to hear their take on how CCPT Leadership is addressing many issues in their service area which are also affecting EMS across the US. Join Krista Henderson, Senior Director and Dr. Haley Inman from CCPT as they discuss their organization and showcase their overall operation including their large ground operation as well as...

Duration:00:41:11

Key to the City: Obtaining Insurance and Signature Information

9/17/2019
More
If I had to place my finger on one or two items that delay reimbursement to your EMS organization, I would immediately state lack of signatures or insurance information on a patient care report (PCR). Every business survives on cash flow and part of the solution in ensuring a positive cash flow starts with crews in the field obtaining not only solid patient information but also the patient's insurance coverage and signatures. This edition of the QMC Board & Collar looks closely at the...

Duration:00:07:06

CDC For EMS: It's Cost Data Collection NOT Centers for Disease Control

9/15/2019
More
Some folks hear the acronym CDC and immediately think Centers for Disease Control. However, in the EMS industry, the acronym brings about a new meaning hitting our backyard very soon - Cost Data Collection. In this second Board & Collar podcast, Chuck makes this sometimes confusing topic, a bit easier to understand and the implications it brings. Folks, pay attention to this topic as "our" CDC affects everyone who has any leadership responsibilities in any ambulance service across our great...

Duration:00:09:05

Excuse My Medic Pod Magazine Special Edition (September 12, 2019): Plastic Makes it Possible!

9/12/2019
More
Welcome to this Special Edition of Excuse My Medic. Today, we explore how ambulance services across the country are accepting credit card payments in much greater volume than once was used previously. Joining us today is the Chief Executive Officer of eServices Technology, Jesse Siefert. Jesse provides a unique overview of the credit card industry and how it now integrates with patient payments given the rising deductibles and increased co-pays associated with today's health insurance...

Duration:00:37:31

Riders on the Storm: EMS and the Lady Named Dorian

9/7/2019
More
Did you enjoy that week's vacation over Labor Day? I hope so but for some of our colleagues and friends, vacation was cut short due to this lady named Dorian who devastated the Bahamas and cities along our mainland. Dorian's wrath did injured many and sadly, a number of people lost their lives. EMS was there once again to assist and work through the terror that Dorian evoked. While we were saddened by the loss of life, we were heartened that ambulance services from across the country went...

Duration:00:10:24

Excuse My Medic Pod Magazine (August 28, 2019)

8/28/2019
More
Welcome to Episode #3 of Excuse My Medic (EM2). EM2 is a pod magazine for EMS Professionals which brings you headline stories, interesting news and even a few light-hearted moments with Chuck and Gar. In this episode we will further explore Part 2 the proposed CMS Ambulance Cost Data Collection System and the impact it will have on your organization. Also in this edition, Positive News, The EMS Word of the Day and a couple of zany stories from the "What were you thinking?" files that we are...

Duration:00:32:07

Documenting A Bug Named "Flu"

8/27/2019
More
So, how are you enjoying your Summer? Great, eh? Good, take it all in because, it's just about history...over...done. Here comes Fall 2019 and with the leaves and the cooler temperatures comes even more fun for those of us in EMS and it's called FLU SEASON (hold the applause please). Yes, get ready for the "flu-like symptoms" responses and the catch-all from your 911 center squawks through the radio as, you know it....generalized weakness. Today, on The QMC Board and Collar we look at...

Duration:00:06:50

Great Googa Mooga Just a Ball of Confusion - The Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN)

8/26/2019
More
Without question, probably the most misunderstood and misrepresented form in the ambulance business. The Advance Beneficiary Notice rears its ugly head daily in our industry primarily because providers are just not sure about when or when not to use the form. In this edition of The QMC Board & Collar, we will help sort through this Ball of Confusion and set the record straight on the ABN or more confusingly known as CMS-R-131 (v.03-11). Ugh...Great Googa Mooga! Written by: C....

Duration:00:06:25

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Codes

8/22/2019
More
While the thought of Zzzzs may equate to a good night's sleep, in the EMS industry, Zs remain part of the detailed coding now required to process your PCR for payment. Z-codes play a unique role of enabling the coder to drill down to further specify a patient's illness or injury. Without these codes illness and injuries remain somewhat generic in nature and as a result, create more opportunity for denials of claims. Z-codes have been a critical coding component for several years now and in...

Duration:00:07:42

SSNRI, HICN, MBI...What's This, More Healthcare Acronyms from the Federal Government?

8/22/2019
More
The other day, I had a conversation with a co-worker and throughout the conversation both he and I used multiple acronyms - all which have originated from CMS (acronym for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services). I thought to myself, goodness, there are a ton of healthcare acronyms out there today, aren't there? In this episode of The QMC Board & Collar we will continue to use acronyms to detail the Social Security Number Removal Initiative or SSNRI (yet, another acronym) as well as the...

Duration:00:05:23

"The Misunderstoods" - A Pixar Movie? No, It's About Understanding and Documenting SCTs

8/20/2019
More
They don't occur that often but when they do, Specialty Care Transports (SCTs) present to the provider a unique cloud of uncertainty when it comes to documenting these "Misunderstood" transports. While they have long been a part of the EMS Transportation industry, SCTs seem to come as somewhat of a phenomena when making sure billing prerequisites are well-covered to process the trip for payment. In this episode of The QMC Board & Collar, we explore this subject matter and hopefully, bring...

Duration:00:06:16

Money Ball: Analytics, Cost Data Collection and Your Ambulance Service

8/20/2019
More
Today, nothing happens without good, solid data to backup every decision that governments and corporations make. Even professional sports teams use analytical data on such things as how to pitch to power hitters or where to position the fielders when a specific batter comes to the plate. From an EMS perspective, with good data we can look to better structure the Medicare ambulance fee schedule to reflect the true costs of providing ambulance services. We will also be able to use the data to...

Duration:00:08:24

Stop the Watch: The Importance of Recording Accurate Times on Your PCR

8/20/2019
More
Writing well-documented patient care narratives is extremely important but chronological entry of events within the report is also key for many reasons. One of the largest problems with reports is incorrect entry of times to include time of event to time of medication introduction. Accurate time entry is paramount in every patient care report and providers need to pay attention to ensure that all chronological entries are correct. This edition of The QMC Board & Collar takes a closer look at...

Duration:00:06:00

Walk This Way (great song) but Does the Walk Satisfy Medical Necessity?

8/19/2019
More
Well, we've all had them...Those patients who are stricken seriously ill that, for one reason or another, want to ambulate on their own volition to the ambulance. Not uncommon in our industry but how does CMS and all the other payers feel about patients who walk this way? Medical necessity is fairly well-defined and we are all forced to comply. This edition of The QMC Board & Collar looks closing at those who walk (or crawl) and how payers view them (dub in Steven Tyler and the hit tune from...

Duration:00:06:59

Movies, Emoticons and Storytellers: Things to Avoid When Writing Your PCR

8/16/2019
More
How many times have you heard the horror stories about those individuals behind in finishing their patient care reports (PCRs)? Typically, these individuals are not behind by one or two but sometimes, ten, twenty or even more. Ugh. How can anyone recall the patient interaction from ten days prior? That's absolutely impossible (sorry for the editorial comment). While most states have rules for timely completion, the question remains as to how well this is policed and to be honest, why must...

Duration:00:05:55

The Drama Behind Documenting Trauma

8/15/2019
More
Multiple trauma patients challenge our professional senses when carrying out the delivered care in the field. We are called to use all of our talents and training to ensure a positive outcome for each patient. For many reasons, this doesn't always come easy. Part of the pre-hospital care plan is to ensure that all we did for the patient(s) is well-documented for both the clinical staff at the trauma center for ongoing care as well as to make sure we protect ourselves long after the call has...

Duration:00:10:34

All the Wrong Reasons: Three Reasons Your Billing Office Can't Bill your EMS Incident

8/15/2019
More
It's one thing to write your PCR and have it out of the way so you can move onto documenting your next patient care report. However, can your front office do the billing for every report you write? In many cases, there are 3 reasons why even some of the best written reports don't contain the proper elements to process your PCR to payers and ultimately have your organization paid for services rendered. In this edition of The QMC Board & Collar, we explore the primary reasons your billing...

Duration:00:07:01

All I Need is the Air that I Breathe: The Trouble with Trouble Breathing

8/15/2019
More
Unless you live under that pre-verbial EMS rock, you have probably have had more than one response for breathing problems. These calls come in all shapes and sizes...mild, moderate and life-threatening severe. If you have been in the business for any length of time, you've probably experienced multiples of each. In this edition of The QMC Board & Collar we look at the need for clear and concise documentation of these patients given how different each can be while having the same chief...

Duration:00:07:15

Technology: Is it Working for Your Organization?

8/13/2019
More
Efficient processing of patient care reports (PCRs) are paramount to ensure reimbursement and a sound cash flow for your organization. Is your processing system/billing office current with today's technology to always be in step with payers? This edition of The QMC Board & Collar takes a look at technology, your billing office and efficient processing of claims. Written by: C. Humphrey Presented by: G. Harvat

Duration:00:06:24