Quick Takes: Cost of Readiness

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There is a widespread recognition in the industry that reimbursement doesn't fully take into account the costs of service readiness. But until 2020, we haven't had data to support that understanding. The new cost data collection requirements give us that opportunity IF we are able to gather and report readiness data effectively and accurately. As part of our Quick Takes series, we talk about these issues and give some things to think about in your service right away. [video mp4="https://ambulancereports.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/QTreadiness.mp4"]
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Quick Takes: Crosswalking

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With the release of the new accounting manual, a new tool is available for preparing your service for the new cost reporting (and for getting better financial metrics). As part of our Quick Takes series, we provide a bit of background, and share a helpful process with the new manual: crosswalking. [video mp4="https://ambulancereports.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/QTcrosswalk.mp4"]
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Quick Takes: The Role Of Service Mix

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The data collection that launches in less than 10 months will include a wide variety of elements. Service area and service mix may seem like minor pieces of the collection, but they play a big role in analysis of utilization. As part of our Quick Takes series, we identify some questions you should be able to answer about YOUR service in order to be ready. [video mp4="https://ambulancereports.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/qtutil2.mp4"]
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Quick Takes: Accounting for Volunteers

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In a new era of CMS data collection efforts, the distinctions between volunteers and paid staff are important to understand - not only for determining allowable costs, but also for arriving at meaningful utilization data. As part of our Quick Takes series, we talk about some things to consider. [video mp4="https://ambulancereports.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/QTvols.mp4"]
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Quick Takes: Allowable vs. Non-Allowable Costs

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In a new era of CMS data collection efforts, it is critical to understand the distinctions between allowable and non-allowable costs in the context of Medicare reimbursement. As part of our Quick Takes series, here's an overview of some of the issues involved. [video mp4="https://ambulancereports.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/QTallowable.mp4"]
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Quick Takes: Medicare Utilization Basics

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Medicare Utilization and Service Volume data will be key in the upcoming CMS data collection efforts. As part of our Quick Takes series, here's a review of some basics, as well as a look at some limitations of the current system. [video mp4="https://ambulancereports.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/QTmedutil.mp4"]
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Quick Takes: A Bit of Context

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We get questions regularly about why data collection is here, why it's important, and why anybody should care. As part of our Quick Takes series, here's a brief bit of context to help fill in some gaps! [video mp4="https://ambulancereports.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/QTbg.mp4"]
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Quick Takes: Dimension Compression

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Huh? What's dimension compression - and what does it have to do with booking expenditures? As part of our Quick Takes series, here's a brief overview with some examples! [video mp4="https://ambulancereports.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2018/11/QTdimcomp.mp4"]
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Quick Takes: NPIs

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As part of our new Quick Takes series, here's a brief discussion about the issues around having single or multiple NPIs under the new data collection requirements. Interested in taking a deeper dive into this topic? Learn from our panel of experts during the webinar Single vs. Multiple NPIs: Challenges and Opportunities on Tuesday, December 11th. [video mp4="https://ambulancereports.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2018/10/QTnpis.mp4"]
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