The Board and Collar Podcast Series for EMS Professionals is presented by Quick Med Claims, a national leader in EMS revenue cycle management. This uniquely developed pod-platform provides specialized programs for our listeners with two thought-provoking and informative formats including: EMS Keynote with discussions on EMS Leadership, training and industry headlines, 10Q30 - Interviews with EMS leaders from across the USA as they respond to ten thought-provoking questions considered to be significant topics affecting EMS nationally in 30 minutes. Finally, the return of the acclaimed Excuse My Medic podcast where we examine today's hot EMS topics in an opinionated fashion with two old EMS guys, Chuck Humphrey and Gary Harvat.
Episode #149: For Amber Waves of Grain - The American Rescue Plan EMS Overview
Last week, the United States Congress passed the American Rescue Plan legislation. This $1.9 trillion package has some potential game-changing implications for the ambulance industry. Check out what this legislation entails (or doesn't entail) and how it may affect your organization during the remaining days of the pandemic.
Presenter: Chuck Humphrey and Gary Harvat
Episode #148: Throw a Hot Towel On It - The 1135 Blanket Waiver
What is an 1135 Waiver? This COVID-19 Pandemic has dropped some interesting questions into our billing company lap. In this episode, we talk about the philosophy behind one of the blanket waivers and provide some practical application steps that every billing office should take before moving forward. Take a breath, pump the breaks and give a listen to this timely subject matter. We're glad you're here.
Presenter: Chuck Humphrey
Episode #147: Pay Up (or else): Re-Paying the Medicare Accelerated Payments
Do you remember applying for and receiving the Medicare Accelerated Payment triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic? Well, for most of you it’s been almost 1 year from the day that you received the advance. Now, the government wants their money back! In this edition of the QMC EMS Board and Collar podcast we take a quick look at what the repayment process looks like and what you, as an ambulance administrator, can expect to happen next. PLUS! There’s some late breaking potentially good news for the ambulance industry within the walls of the U.S. Senate Chambers. You’ll want to be sure to listen to the end of our broadcast when we share what we know today. We pack a lot of STUFF into this roughly 9-minute episode…so download it now. Don’t miss it!!
Presenter: Chuck Humphrey
Episode #146: Long In the Tooth and Short On Plans...Succession Planning at Your EMS Organization
EMS is a relatively young profession and some of the challenges faced by our community today are “old world problems” for many of our peers around the healthcare and public safety sectors. As the early leaders in our profession approach their golden years, the question of future leadership looms large as we face substantial clinical, operational, and financial challenges. As a community, we pride ourselves on preparation and planning, along with the flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances. It is the nature of our work.
Presenter: Ed Marasco
Episode #145: Excuse My Medic Pod Magazine (February 19, 2021)
Welcome to the February 2021 edition of Excuse My Medic (EM2). We have a great show for this month's segment and to boot, a guest presenter joining our team this time around to discuss new legislation in the State of Georgia that may affect our industry as it relates to surprise ambulance billing. Yes, it's in Georgia for the moment but pay close attention as the matter is being closely scrutinized across the country. Our thanks to Adam Patterson for detailing this for us.
Also, along the way tune in for News of the EMS Offbeat as we have a couple of stories along with our EMS Word of the Day that will have you shaking your head and laughing at the banter. All in all, a great segment and we're glad you chose to join the three old EMS guys for this round of Excuse My Medic.
Your Hosts: Chuck Humphrey, Ed Marasco and Gary Harvat
Episode #144: Ten Questions In 30 Minutes Featuring Bellmore-Merrick EMS (Long Island, NY)
Welcome to QMC's 10Q30 EMS Leadership profile. This month, we are featuring the leadership team from Bellmore-Merrick EMS based in Long Island, NY. Tune in to hear their take on how Bellmore-Merrick leadership is addressing many issues in their service area which are also affecting EMS nationwide.
Bellmore-Merrick is New York State's Ambulance Service of the year and getting there was not an easy task for them over the years. Hear about their challenges and innovations that have taken place within this organization that has led them to be the standout agency they are today. Ten Questions in 30 Minutes...you won't be disappointed. Download this great episode today!
Your Host: Gary Harvat