Mobile Integrated Health

Mobile Integrated Health – Community Paramedicine Show Me the Money!

Mobile Integrated Health - Community Paramedicine Show Me the Money! By Kim Sutton, BSN, CMTE * History of MIH Mobile Integrated Health and Community Paramedicine are models of healthcare delivery that utilize trained medical professionals that provide care to patients in their homes and communities.  Historically, this was designed for...

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Historic Ambulance Inflation Factor for 2023

Historic Ambulance Inflation Factor for 2023 By Chuck Humphrey, B.A., EMT-B, CAC, CACO, CADS, *   Great News… The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released great news on October 13th. Transmittal 11642 announced the highest-ever Ambulance Inflation Factor set to be factored into the National Medicare Ambulance Fee...

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Extend the Extenders!!!

ALERT – It’s Time to Extend the Medicare Extenders!!! By Chuck Humphrey, B.A., EMT-B, CAC, CACO, CADS, *   Difficult Times It comes as no secret to any of us in the EMS world that we are in difficult financial times. Fuel prices are sparking a double whammy on top...

Social Media

How EMS Companies Can Boost Community Engagement

How EMS Companies Can Boost Community Engagement By: Harrison Schoolar The importance of social media engagement in the EMS industry has grown over the last decade. Throughout the years members of the EMS community can be seen on the news and not just for the work people normally think of....

NSA Lawsuit Update

NO SURPRISES ACT (NSA) LEGAL UPDATE

NO SURPRISES ACT (NSA) LEGAL UPDATE By Edward Marasco, MPM, CMTE, EMT-P (ret.)*   Well, I am not a lawyer, but I have stayed at a Holiday Inn Express in the last ten (10) years . . . .   As many of our loyal readers know the Federal No...

CMS Wants Your Feedback

What about the Proposed CMS RSNAT PCS Regulation Change?

What about the Proposed CMS RSNAT PCS Regulation Change? By Chuck Humphrey, B.A., EMT-B, CAC, CACO, CADS, *   By now, we assume… By now, we assume you have read about the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed regulation change.   If not, head over to www.regulations.gov and lookup...

In Remembrance With Rose

NATIONAL EMS MEMORIAL SERVICE 2022

NATIONAL EMS MEMORIAL SERVICE 2022 By Edward Marasco, MPM, CMTE, EMT-P (ret.)*   REMEMBERING . . . The National EMS Memorial Service, the National EMS Memorial Foundation and the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride will pay tribute to 72 EMS and air medical fallen first responders from 26 states across...

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Ground Ambulance Cost Data Collection – How’s it going?

Ground Ambulance Cost Data Collection- How’s it going? By Chuck Humphrey, B.A., EMT-B, CAC, CACO, CADS, *   Was Your Agency Selected? Was your EMS agency selected in Year One or Year Two to be mandated to collect and report cost data?  If your answer is YES, then you should...

Ems Weeks 2022

Another Year- You’re Still Here!

Another Year- You’re Still Here! By Chuck Humphrey, B.A., EMT-B, CAC, CACO, CADS, * EMS Week 2022 EMS Week 2022 is here!  Another year and you’re still here.   Each time we pause to celebrate your accomplishments as an EMS provider, manager, administrator, volunteer, career staffer…whatever role you play…it’s a celebration...