CMS and COVID-19 Figured Out? A Daunting Task but We’ll Give it a Go!

April 4th, 2020

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So, are you on information overload with all the new regulations and requirements?  We are.  CMS has new information almost coming out daily.  Trying to both understand the plethora of information while trying to remain safe, keep your teams safe and ensure the future financial viability of your organization is a daunting task.  

This EMS|Board & Collar presentation helps to simplify the recent changes invoked by CMS relating to the FAA Re-Authorization Act as well as CMS and COVID-19.  The Board & Collar Team clarify many key issues that we are confronted with currently.  Be sure to join QMC's Ed Marasco and Chuck Humphrey as they examine these changes and answer questions which you are probably having right now.  Take a listen and and as always, be safe out there.  

Presented by:  Ed Marasco
Written by:  Ed Marasco
Moderated by:  Gary Harvat

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Everyone’s Has A Boss…Cost Data Collection Section 7 Administration - Gotta Count Them Too!

March 29th, 2020

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It’s required three Podcasts to dig into Section 7 of the CMS Cost Data Collection Tool covering Staffing and Labor Costs.  In this episode, we dig into Sections 7.2 and 7.3.  Our discussion of Section 7.2 will walk through how to report direct-paid Medical Director labor costs together with reporting your paid Administration and Facilities people.  Afterward, we’ll round out this talk by discussion how to report Volunteer labor costs when we cover Section 7.3. 

 

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

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COVID-19 Beyond the Response

March 26th, 2020

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We live in a new world today.  COVID-19 is changing our way of life today and it will tomorrow as well.  Many of those both on the front lines and those who are at home protecting themselves and their families are living differently today than they were just a few weeks ago.  

Please join QMC's Ed Marasco as he looks at COVID-19 and its impact as well as ways you work to avoid being one of those afflicted regardless of the role you are performing today.  On this edition of the QMC EMS | Board & Collar, we take a serious look beyond the response.  Stay safe everyone.

Presented by:  Ed Marasco
Written by:  Ed Marasco
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Difficult Conversations About Uncomfortable Topics

March 18th, 2020

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EMS Leadership is challenged with many issues these days.  Reimbursement, succession planning, COVID-19 and infectious diseases and of course, the big one...managing employees.  Many EMS organizations are small in number and it is not uncommon for strong bonds of friendship to form between those in charge and those who work as a line medic.  So, how do you handle when it comes time to correct a past partner of 7 years and correct a work pattern that is not consistent with organizational policy?  Well, it's time for a difficult conversation about a specific uncomfortable topic.  It may seem easier to turn your head and look the other way but in your heart, you know that's not in the best interest of the organization - not to mention your professional status either. 

On this edition of the QMC EMS|Board & Collar we explore having those difficult conversations with employees and how to go about making the conversation have impact without pushing a great employee who just needs some tweaking out the ole door.  Join Sean Kukauskus, Ambulance Director from Spaulding Rehabilitation Network in Boston, Massachusetts as he provides some insight on this very uncomfortable topic.  

Presented by:  S. Kakauskus
Written by:  S. Kakauskus
Moderated by:  G. Harvat

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Cost Data Collection: The Workin’ Man - Jobs and Compensation - Section 7

February 29th, 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 7, the Jobs and Compensation Section.  How is your team compensated and do they have shared responsibilities?  There is much to consider and report here and it is imperative that you have this section computed well.  Lots of questions and hopefully, we will provide the answers.  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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HIPAA Update: Are You Gambling with Your Organization’s Financial Well-Being?

February 28th, 2020

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For the first time, an emergency medical service was fined for a HIPAA Breach.  A breach can be a financially-devastating occurrence.  In this Keynote Presentation of the QMC EMS|Board & Collar,  we explore HIPAA a bit further and ask the question, "Are You Gambling with Your Organization's Financial Well-Being?"  This informative and enlightening presentation is presented by Mary Craig, QMC's Chief Compliance Officer.  Mary has a deep and storied background in Compliance and regulatory affairs.  Her presentation is a must-listen given these recent occurrences in our EMS industry.  

Written by:  Mary Craig
Presented by: Mary Craig

Moderator:  Gary Harvat

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