Ambulance / EMS
The ambulance service and paramedics are very important in society as they save hundreds of lives daily by responding to emergency calls. They operate from ambulance stations located in various areas with control centers that respond to emergency calls and dispatch them when needed. Whether the patient is in rural retreats, busy seaside resorts, or large urban conurbations, they reach the emergency scene within minutes of the call.
The emergency ambulance service crew includes a technician and a paramedic. Once the paramedics arrive at the emergency scene they evaluate the situation and the condition of the casualty and decide whether to take them to the hospital or just treat them there. One of the important roles of the ambulance crew is to stabilize and treat patients quickly to prevent any mishap before the patient reaches the hospital.
They provide immediate and effective life-saving care in a safe and clinical working environment with maximum mobility. They are well trained in first aid skills to be able to deal with profuse bleeding, crush and fall injuries, cardiac arrests, road accidents, and much more.
Coding and billing for ambulance/EMS are not like other specialties. Extreme care is needed when coding and billing in order to receive maximum reimbursement.