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G. Christopher Kelly

G. Christopher Kelly is an attorney with the law firm of Page, Wolfberg & Wirth, which focuses on the ambulance industry. He writes regularly for EMS World and sits on the magazine’s editorial advisory board. He has been an adjunct instructor for Virginia College, teaching on the legal aspects of healthcare administration and health law and ethics. Chris represents ambulance services in Medicare audits and formal investigations, state licensing issues, contracting issues, overpayment appeals, and other EMS-related matters, winning several cases that have had major impact on ambulance reimbursement in the U.S. He is also a frequent lecturer at state and national EMS meetings and conferences. Contact him at ckelly@pwwemslaw.com.

When it comes to ambulance transport services, there’s a difference between what’s reasonable and what’s medically necessary. Until the COVID-19 pandemic, I’d always struggled to find an example of…
The HIPAA Privacy Rule went into effect in April 2003. The Security Rule followed in April 2005. Since that time there have been 73 cases resulting in cumulative fines of almost $112 million for…
I don’t usually write opinion pieces, but a recent article, “Private Equity Chases Ambulances,” published by the American Prospect, deserves a response. The types of allegations made in this…
EMS can be full of interesting and tricky legal scenarios. While you can’t have an attorney ride with you, it behooves providers to have at least some familiarity with the principles, precedents, and…
EMS can be full of interesting and tricky legal scenarios. While you can’t have an attorney ride with you, it behooves providers to have at least some familiarity with the principles, precedents, and…
Medicare administrative contractors (MACs) are sending out letters to ambulance service suppliers across the country. These letters indicate their recipient has been selected for a “targeted probe…
The long-awaited RSNAT report has been released. Officially that’s the First Interim Evaluation Report of the Medicare Prior Authorization Model for Repetitive Scheduled Nonemergent Ambulance…
The ambulance add-on payments that give 2% urban, 3% rural, and 22.6% super-rural bonuses to Medicare’s ground ambulance base rates have been retroactively reinstated to January 1, 2018, and extended…
Whistleblower lawsuits are becoming more common. Who are these whistleblowers, and what do they want? First some facts and statistics: The False Claims Act (FCA) was enacted in 1863 to combat…
EMS can be full of interesting and tricky legal scenarios. While you can’t have an attorney ride with you, it behooves providers to have at least some familiarity with the principles, precedents, and…
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