OP I don't have an answer to your question. Its actually a very valid question for an EMS forum. Although most of us here probably don't do it own billing.
It's also quite useless to reply to a question that since YOU have zero clue what they are talking about then it's not an appropriate...
It's the patients sole responsibility to be aware of their EOBs and to think about cost of healthcare before needing services. If they aren't aware of the general costs of a trip to ED then shame on them. And honestly if people were aware of the costs your call volume would drop by 2/3rds
Although if it's probably the most prevalent disease in the world, Essential Hypertension is not as well understood as Secondary Hypertension.
Risk factors include age, family history, obesity, race, salty diet, no exercise, and alcohol consumption.
Hypertension is also a risk factor for...
Not sure if the transporting EMT has any legal exposure here. As long as your PCR is accurate you are not commuting any fraud. If the person signing the medical necessity form gives false info, they are committing fraud. If your billing Dept is billing for higher acuity, they are committing...
I skipped a few pages and see we are still arguing about PA schools being filled with med school rejects?
The program I went to had 1/30 in my class. Late 20s guy who was a paramedic.
The admissions team didn't think med school flunkies would make good PAs because they would always be unhappy...
I'm not a lawyer but in my experience with delayed transfers the doc will renew the 5150 paperwork every 48 hours.
If that was my patient, and they refused transport I wouldn't go without a new signed order.
PA lurker here:
If unsure of your career at a young age your short term goal should be something that will give you the most broad value down the road. And that is a bachelor's degree...in literally anything. Include science classes to cover prereqs for PA or nursing school. I would consider...
S: what the patient tells you.
O: objective findings including what you see and smell, the scene, vitals, physical exam, moniter.
A: 1 sentence summary
P: your treatment including intervention and transport decision.
none of those vitals have me terribly concerned in a 67y/o who is sick enough to need dialysis and live in a care facility. A bit concerning that her mental status deteriorated to A&Ox1...but again, she is sick already. Not enough info here to rule in/out any source of infection, does not sound...