MTANJ MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
399 Monmouth Street
East Windsor, NJ
Breakfast Buffet-8:30 am
Meeting: 9:00 am - 11:45 am
Amy Ascher, CPC, CEMC
Outreach and Education
Highlights of Ambulance Services
- Discuss common errors relating to Ambulance Services
- Explore current ambulance updates and reminders
- Review the highlights from Medical Review and Appeals
- Overview of Comprehensive Error Rate Testing program
- Educate about valuable resources and references
FEBRUARY 11– 13, 2014
Make compliant billing your New Year’s resolution in 2014. MTANJ has partnered with the National Academy of Ambulance Coding® (NAAC) to bring the nation’s only Certified Ambulance Coder™ (CAC) course to our membership on our own turf.
The CAC course covers all aspects of ambulance billing, coding and compliance. The course is organized to follow the claim process – from pre-billing to coding to follow-up and compliance. The program begins by addressing the foundations necessary for proper ambulance billing, including anatomy, physiology and terminology, which is critical for billers and coders. The program also covers ambulance documentation, signature rules, billing forms and other vital prebilling knowledge.
The CAC course also addresses the fundamentals of ambulance coding, including procedure coding, ICD coding, proper use of transportation indicators, modifier selection and much more. The curriculum also covers the ambulance-specific billing rules of all major payers, including Medicare, Medicaid, managed care organizations, commercial insurers and others. The CAC program also addresses the “nuts and bolts” of the claim production process, including claim preparation and submission, posting and remittance, denials and appeals and collections. Finally, the course covers the major compliance areas that ambulance billers need to know, including preventing false claims, performing internal claim audits, HIPAA compliance and more.
SEATS ARE LIMITED! Don’t miss the opportunity to obtain this certification right here in our own backyard! Visit www.AmbulanceCoding.com for more details and to register.
Register on or before 12/15/2013,
and be entered to win
an iPad Mini with Retina Display.
Drawing to be held on 2/11/2014, the first day of the class in Lakewood.
Community Partnership for ED Express Care and Case Management
NEW JERSEY MODEL TOOLKIT
The Health Research and Educational Trust of New Jersey, a nonprofit affiliate of the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA/HRET), created a toolkit for implementing New Jersey’s model for alternate non-emergency healthcare services, the Community Partnership for ED Express Care and Case Management. This toolkit is intended to help hospitals and local primary care practices, particularly federally qualified health centers (FQHC), collaborate to address the issue of patients who present with primary care needs in hospital emergency departments (ED) by facilitating the use of alternate non-emergency healthcare services.
Click here to download the publication. (Adobe Reader required.)
FCC Narrowbanding Requirements
On January 1, 2013, all public safety and business industrial land mobile radio systems operating in the 150-512 MHz radio bands must cease operating using 25 kHz efficiency technology, and begin operating using at least 12.5 kHz efficiency technology. Make sure any radios purchased before January 1, 2011 comply with the new standard. Visit the FCC's Narrowbanding website to learn more.
LOOKING FOR MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION?
The MTANJ is a trade association representing EMS, ambulance, and MAV providers and does not offer transportation services. If you need assistance finding a provider, please visit the links page for a listing MTANJ member companies or you may contact the MTANJ (732) 719-7229.
If you have Medicaid or a Medicaid HMO as your primary insurance, you will need to arrange your transportation through NJ Medicaid's transportation broker, LogistiCare. The number to call is (866) 527-9933.
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Medical Transportation Association of New Jersey
150 West State Street, Suite 110, Trenton, NJ 08608
Phone: 732-719-7229 Fax: 609-392-2664