Long-Term Care

Billing for ambulance services: Combat common problems and reduce costs for your facility

Billing Alert for Long-Term Care, December 1, 2008

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Since the introduction of the SNF PPS in 1998, SNFs across the nation have struggled with billing for ambulance services. Although confusion on the topic is common, improper billing for ambulance services can result in a host of problems, such as reimbursement errors or claim rejection. To avoid these problems, medical billers must not only possess a complete understanding of the rules and exclusions, but also share this knowledge with SNF staff members. After all, situations that lead to ambulance billing mistakes often occur outside of the billing department, so ensuring that everyone knows what to look out for is a key component in prevention.

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