Service Above Self: Cost Data Collection Section #6 Service Mix Section

January 17th, 2020

 

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We continue out series of podcasts focused on “Peeling Back the Layers of the Cost Data Collection Instrument” by taking a look at Section 6, the Service Mix Section.  What percentage of your ground ambulance responses are emergency versus non-emergency?  What is an ALS Level 2 versus an ALS Level 1?  Does your service ever transport critically ill or injured patients from one facility to another with additional higher-trained personnel onboard the ambulance?  These questions and more will be critical to determining the answers for this section.  We explain in detail in this edition of the QMC EMS|Board & Collar.

 Written by:  C. Humphrey
Presented by: C. Humphrey

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10 Questions | 30 Minutes: Trinidad Ambulance District, Trinidad, Colorado

January 16th, 2020

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10Q30logo_fw_png.pngWelcome to QMC's 10Q30 EMS Leadership profile.  This month, we are featuring the The Trinidad Ambulance District from Trinidad, Colorado. 
Tune in to hear how leadership from this great organization serving rural Colorado responds to our ten questions in thirty minutes.  You will find their responses to each of our questions interesting and in many cases, thought-provoking.  This is a great 10Q so take a moment to join in and hear from one of the Centennial State's great emergency medical service providers.  

 

 

 Your Host:  Gary Harvat

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Lions, Tigers & Bears AKA Standbys, Intercepts and Instruments - More On Cost Data Collection

December 29th, 2019

 

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When reporting Service Volume in the Ground Ambulance Cost Data Collection instrument, how will you report stand-by incidents and intercepts?  How do your responses into primary and secondary response areas that you reported in Section 3, tie together into the data your report in Section 5.  And…what if your primary area’s zip code is exactly the same as your secondary response area’s zip code?  How are you going to handle that one?  We have some guidance for you as we complete our discussion about this section in this edition of the QMC EMS|Board & Collar.

 Written by:  C. Humphrey
Presented by: C. Humphrey

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Excuse My Medic Pod Magazine (December 20, 2019)

December 21st, 2019

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EM2A.pngWelcome to the December 2019 edition of Excuse My Medic.  On today's show we get an updated look at the Cost Data Collection process and also take a moment as Gary gets on his soapbox about how compassion has become somewhat of a forgotten art in the emergency medical industry.  Some great Positive EMS News, a couple zany EMS stories and laughs with the EMS Word of the Day.  Don't miss out on this episode with Chuck, Ed and Gary.  

 Your Hosts:  Chuck Humphrey, Ed Marasco and Gary Harvat

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Cost Data Collection, Take 5 - Section 5 That is…

December 18th, 2019

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As promised, the Board and Collar communicators have prepared yet another episode dedicated to the Ground Ambulance Cost Data Collection mandate.  We chose certain sections of the online reporting tool instrument that, in our opinions, will cause the most stress for respondents.  As ground ambulance providers and suppliers compile and collect the necessary data that will be used to complete the online reporting tool, we walk beside you providing insight into the more complex sections.  In this edition we’ll begin a 2-part focus on Section 5: Service Volume where we’ll look, first, at the 4 subsections that will require answers and help you anticipate how to break out the numbers and even provide our thoughts regarding why we think this section is one of the more important ones for this project.

 

Written by:  C. Humphrey
Presented by: C. Humphrey

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The Leader of the Cost Data Collection Band - The Cost Data Instrument

December 6th, 2019

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We’re learning more every day about the Cost Data Collection Instrument.  Beginning with this podcast, we’re going to peel the layers off the cost reporting “onion” and focus on the sections we think may be the most challenging for our listeners to complete when reporting.  Our first installment covers Part 4- Reporting Emergency Response Times.  We’ll explain what CMS is looking for when reporting in this section.  We’ll also provide you with the preferred calculation method to determine the Emergency Response Time and review how you will determine the Average Response Time and also the 90th Percentile Response Time.  Now it’s TIME to listen in!

 

Written by:  C. Humphrey
Presented by: C. Humphrey

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