Are you at a loss with the Billing tab in Elite when you’re working on a patient report? Here is a TechTip that might help.
Specifically, let’s talk about the CMS Service Level field.
When you see this field, ask yourself: What is the level of service provided to the patient during transport? (Because of how we assemble resources, it is not always obvious if a patient was transported ALS or BLS. We need to identify if the paramedic upgraded a call or if it was downgraded to BLS.)
- If the patient received ALS service during transport, pick any option that contains ALS (ALS1, ALS1 Emergency or ALS Level 2 – it doesn’t matter which).
- If the patient received BLS service during transport, pick any option that contains BLS (BLS or BLS Emergency – it doesn’t matter which).
- Disregard other choices.
Note: The choices in this field are driven at the national level but not all of the choices apply to how we do business. We have adapted what you enter to get the information we need locally, which is why you can choose any ALS, any BLS and disregard the rest.