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Another joins the fold

Another joins the fold

In February this year the Barren-Metcalfe Emergency Medical Services made the decision to go ahead with outsourcing their ambulance billing on a 12 month contract. The service had been considering the possibility of outsourcing for some time and during their discussions with other Emergency Medical Service providers it became evident that most others had already adopted outsourcing as their way forward for the billing side of the service.

It was also confirmed, in all cases, that there was an immediate increase in monies collected, highlighting that providers such as ABS make a difference. An Emergency Medical Services director stated that the company awarded with the contract would be able to collect enough revenue to offset costs. Certain guarantees formed part of the contract, so no revenue was actually lost by Barren-Metcalfe, as a safety net, though it is firmly believed that they would not need to fall back on such a clause.

The decision to outsource was following the departure of one of their employees about 9 months earlier. The loss of just one employee, for whatever reason indicates the fine balancing act the Emergency Medical Services go through to ensure a smooth and efficient running service in conjunction with employee issues.

Companies like ABS will erase any such concerns so the services can get on with their primary role of attending call outs. This aspect of outsourcing cannot be stressed enough. Human resources can be a costly exercise in both time and finances, remove that burden and it becomes instantly noticeable who much more time and effort can be put in to the activities that “really” matter.

If you are one of the EMS providers that still have in-house billing, contact ABS today to discover what the benefits of outsourcing are, this will be a decision you will not regret as ABS are here to make your life easier and allowing you to free up time to do what you do best.

Ambulance Billing Services – The best solution

Ambulance Billing Services – The best solution

These days it has become a tough challenge to deal with regulatory requirements in the fast and ever changing Healthcare Industry. Outsourcing has become a common practice for many ambulance services across the United States as the time required to manage Medicare changes and HIPAA mandates usually creates a loss of revenue. Some services have kept in-house billing but are normally faced with having to use more than one system and have higher costs to operate and manage.

Many Ambulance services and Fire Services now agree there is a cost effective solution that works for them, by outsourcing, and allows them to focus on their core activities – getting ambulances and fire engines to the people and places that need them, treatment for patients, fleet management and regulation compliancy etc.

If outsourcing of your Ambulance Billing or Fire Service Billing is something you are considering then look no further. Ambulance Billing Systems, Inc. is the right choice for your air/ground ambulance service.

ABS use the industry’s leading ambulance billing software, Sweetsoft® Amazon program, on a secure Oracle SQL 2000 Server in conjunction with SentryFile™ file/image processing software. Every program electronically tracks document access for Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Standards compliance. HIPAA compliant code sets for all electronic file transmissions. Our software servers utilize RAID-5 software and hardware ensuring data is maintained on redundant drives, in conjunction with a rigorous file back-up and recovery system. ABS conducts Electronic Archival of all customer data onto Digital Video discs daily, and onto tape weekly.

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