Ambulance Services Revenue Cycle Management

Ambulance services are a critical part of every community, yet many ambulance service organizations don’t recoup all revenue for the valuable services they provide. Accurate and complete payment is what keeps these services sustainable in the long-run.

The good news is that the right technology-based solutions can make a difference. ZirMed’s powerful data-driven solutions helps you capture ambulance service revenue with minimal effort. By integrating with your existing practice management system, our powerful reimbursement solutions help you manage ambulance services collections and recoup and retain every dollar to which you’re entitled. Take your ambulance services revenue cycle management to the next level to gain the revenue you’ve earned.

Want to learn more? Take a tour of ZirMed’s comprehensive ambulance services revenue cycle management solutions to help optimize revenue:

Insurance verification prior to services rendered plus capabilities to identify hidden insurance coverage in self-pay.

In the fast-paced environment of ambulance services, obtaining insurance verification is nearly impossible. You can’t rely on paramedics to obtain insurance verification because they’re focused on providing urgent patient care. You also can’t rely on patients themselves, many of whom are either completely unconscious or not able provide accurate information. You need ambulance services reimbursement solutions that do the work for you, providing real-time eligibility checks and detecting healthcare coverage for self-pay patients.

Here’s how ZirMed can help:

Capture payments with point-of-service and self-pay patient collections.

High deductible health plans force you to think more strategically about patient engagement, co-pay collection, and other self-pay payments—especially for patients receiving ambulance services who may not be physically able to pay the bill until long after services are rendered. In some cases, ambulance services may not be medically necessary, meaning you’ll need to collect directly from the patient. Patient plans, online bill pay and mobile payment options allow ambulance services organizations to create payment options that are flexible and convenient.  You need ambulance services revenue cycle management solutions that help you manage ambulance service collections, enhance the patient’s payment experience, and increase the likelihood of successful collections.

Here’s how ZirMed can help:

Accelerate cash flow by managing claims, remits, and denials.

The sheer volume of ambulance transports makes it difficult track whether payments are accurate and timely. You need automated remittance processing and reimbursement deposit management to gain real-time cashflow insight. By automating reconciliation, you eliminate thousands of hours wasted on labor-intensive manual processing, reduce the risk of errors, auto-post pre-reconciled download files, and expose missing items—all in a matter of seconds. When denials do occur, you need ambulance services revenue cycle management solutions that help you streamline the appeals process, learn from your mistakes, and ensure corrective action going forward. Beyond that – you need the ability to analyze performance KPIs including clean claims volume as well as denial management data for your entire organization and individual locations.

Here’s how ZirMed can help:

Integration Capabilities

By design, ZirMed’s revenue cycle management platform enables creators of healthcare technology solutions to seamlessly and easily incorporate our HIPAA and PCI-compliant applications and transactions into your software solutions. Using ZirMed’s integration capabilities, organizations seeking a traditional approach of exchanging EDI transactions may transmit and receive a variety of claims, payments, eligibility inquiries, and other healthcare transactions using established technologies and methods such as X12 files, APIs, Flat Files, FTP, Encryption (i.e. PGP), and more. You’ll have confidence knowing that your exchanges are occurring securely, in compliance with all regulatory guidelines, and utilizing existing technological capabilities.