EMS Fund

Claims Procedures
Updated Description Type
6-2014 Billing Procedures FY 14-15 (829kb PDF)
Quarterly Hospital Claim Form (70kb PDF)
Physician Registration Form (159kb PDF)
10-31-2005 Non-Schedule Procedure Codes (51kb PDF)
Reports to Legislature
Updated Description Type
5-4-2016 FY 2014-2015 (PDF)
 1-27-2015 FY 2012-2013 (PDF)
 4-8-2013 FY 2011-2012 (PDF)
FY 2010-2011 (PDF)
Monthly Activity
Updated Description Type
8-12-2016 FY 2015-2016 Activity (PDF)
 – FY 2014-2015 Activity (PDF)
 – FY 2013-2014 Activity (PDF)
 – FY 2012-2013 Activity (PDF)

Electronic Filing Info

Are you submitting paper claims to Kern County’s Emergency Medical Services Fund? Two-thirds of EMS Fund claims are now submitted electronically! Filing your claims electronically provides several advantages over paper claims – see box.

The EMS Department processed nearly 37,000 claims last year, without having a staff member dedicated solely to that task. Many of the approximately 13,000 paper claims we received last year sat in drawers until data could be entered manually, just in time to meet our payment schedule deadlines. While awaiting data entry, paper claims are not easily accessible for status inquiries.

However, the status of pending electronic claims can be confirmed in seconds with a few keystrokes.

Filing claims electronically with the EMS Department is no more trouble than filing claims with Medicare. We use the same Medicare X12 format, and our IT staff can resolve nearly any problem. Electronic claims may be submitted to us on CDs, or posted to our secure ftp server.

Please help us to serve you better. Contact us today at (661) 868-5214 to enroll in the electronic claims process.

Filing your claims electronically provides several advantages:

  • Claims are processed more quickly
  • Data entry errors are eliminated
  • Notification of coding errors or rejected claims is immediate
  • You have a record of all claims that have been submitted and processed
  • Administrative costs are reduced, leaving more money to reimburse you for services
Kern County
Maddy Emergency Medical Services Fund
Physician Billing Schedules
Quarterly Claim and Payment Schedule
Date of Service Period
Reporting Deadline
Payments Processed
Payments Made
July 1 ‐ September 30 March 31 April Last week of April
Oct. 1, 2013 ‐ December 31 June 30 July Last week of July
January 1, 2014 ‐ March 31 September 30 October Last week of October
April 1, 2013 ‐ June 30 December 31 January Last week of January