Four employees of the EMS department of Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby recently completed the National Academy of Ambulance Coding' s Certified Ambulance Coder Course. The 4 employees are EMT Bonnie Aubrecht, EMT Jenny Cote, EMT Jessie Lake and EMS Director Ken Reed.
The Certified Ambulance Coder (CAC) certification, offered by NAAC, is designed primarily for the "front line" ambulance billing office staff members - those who enter claims and are tasked with the actual ambulance claim process. This includes the review of patient care reports; the selection of procedure codes, diagnosis or condition codes, and modifiers; the filing of the ambulance claims; and the payment, follow-up and review processes.
The HAMC EMS department performs ambulance billing services for 56 North Dakota ambulance services as part of their mission to assist rural EMS. Utilizing HAMC's program helps ambulance services to secure the necessary funding to continue serving their communities and maintaining necessary EMS services throughout the state.
I'm so thankful for the Heart of America radiology staff for providing this kind of excellent service - I know they care. Kathy Brandt
Heart of America Medical Center 800 South Main Avenue Rugby, ND 58368 Tel: 701.776.5261 Fax: 701.776.5448 TDD: 701.776.5043