Any healthcare organization receiving federal or state reimbursement (e.g. Medicare and MaineCare) is prohibited from doing business with an excluded individual or entity. In addition to the federal government, many states and contractual obligations require proof of monthly screening. The process to do this can be tedious and time-consuming. In July, a Maine ambulance service was fined $17,000 for having a billing manager who was on the OIG Exclusion List as a result of action taken at a prior, non-EMS related, job,
To help administrators learn more, MAA has partnered with Streamline Verify
to provide a webinar on Tuesday, October 9, at 11:00 AM. Streamline Verify uses proprietary software that offers EMS services a hassle-free, user-friendly, and foolproof system to streamline their monthly exclusion screening and helps them avoid thousands of dollars in potential fines.
There is no cost or obligation to participate in this webinar which is open to all services - and the MAA has negotiated a discount for members interested in subscribing to this service. To register for the webinar, please click here
Maine Emergency Medical Services is a Bureau of the Maine Department of Public Safety. It is responsible for the coordination and integration of all state activities concerning emergency medical services and the overall planning, evaluation, coordination, facilitation and regulation of EMS systems.
The AAA was formed in 1979 in response to the need for improvements in medical transportation and emergency medical services. The American Ambulance Association represents hundreds of ambulance services across the United States that participate in emergency and nonemergency care and medical transportation. The Association serves as a voice and clearinghouse for ambulance services, and views prehospital care not only as a public service, but also as an essential part of the total public health care system.
MaineCare Exclusion List
One of the benefits of MAA membership is that it automatically includes membership in the Savvik Buying Group, With over 8,000 members and 20 years of experience in cooperative buying, Savvik has been able to negotiate significant discounts on EMS supplies and equipment, office products, and much more. Savvik's competitive bidding process complies with the procedures required by the state of Minnesota, which in turn establishes a Master Intergovernmental Cooperative Purchasing Agreement that is accepted by other state, county, and local government purchasing agents. For more details, visit their website.