Ambulance driving in a rural area

Challenges in Rural & Frontier Mobile Medicine, Part I

Challenges in Rural & Frontier Mobile Medicine, Part I By Ed Marasco, MPM, CMTE, EMT-P (Ret.) *   Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies face many challenges in the current environment. In many respects, the EMS experience is a microcosm of the broader healthcare system. There is an abundance of financial,...

June is National Safety Month

Safety at Roadside Emergencies is Non-Negotiable

Safety at Roadside Emergencies is Non-Negotiable *By William D. Hayes, MBA, EFO   Is the Scene Safe? It’s no secret that working roadside emergencies is one of the most dangerous situations that emergency responders can find themselves in. In 2022, the Emergency Responder Safety Institute (ERSI) cited 11 fire/EMS personnel...

Ambulance with the Sirens on driving down a road

Should EMS Reduce the Use of Lights & Sirens? Part II

Should EMS Reduce the Use of Lights & Sirens? Part II By Brian Maloney *   When people ask me why I got into emergency medical services I tell them the story of taking a CPR class while in college. I completely fell in love with the idea of being...

Ambulance rolling down the road with the sirens on

Should EMS Reduce the Use of Lights & Sirens? Part I

Should EMS Reduce the Use of Lights & Sirens? Part I By Brian Maloney * When people ask me why I got into emergency medical services I tell them the story of taking a CPR class while in college. I completely fell in love with the idea of being able...

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Q-Bi, from a Super User Perspective! – Part 2

Q-Bi, from a Super User Perspective! Part 2 By Matt Heffelfinger, MBA, RN, CFRN, EMT-P, CMTE *   The Q-Bi Tool was developed by Quick Med Claims (QMC), in concert with QMC Clients, several years ago to provide additional transparency, more robust reporting, and business analytics capability. The tool was...

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Q-Bi, from a Super User Perspective! – Part 1

Q-Bi, from a Super User Perspective! Part 1 By Matt Heffelfinger, MBA, RN, CFRN, EMT-P, CMTE *   The Q-Bi Tool was developed by Quick Med Claims (QMC), in concert with QMC Clients, several years ago to provide additional transparency, more robust reporting, and business analytics capability. The tool was...

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Sign on the Dotted Line! Properly Obtaining Patient Signatures in the Field.

Sign on the Dotted Line! Properly Obtaining Patient Signatures in the Field. By Chuck Humphrey, B.A., EMT-B, CAC, CACO, CADS *   Can you boast a 100% signature rate? In my 37 years of EMS field experience, I can boast a 100% patient signature success rate…NOT!  It’s a joke that...

Writing a list of New Year Resolutions for 2023

New Year’s Resolution: It’s time we all kept one for our Industry 

New Year’s Resolution: It’s time we all kept one for our Industry By Gary Harvat, CMTE, EMT-P (RET) * Well, here we are, a new year underway and with any new year, there comes the plethora of New Year’s resolutions. I always find this somewhat amusing as Americans mentally commit...

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Sending Season’s Greetings from our Family to Yours

Sending Season’s Greetings from our Family to Yours  By S. Mark Talley, Chief Executive Officer* There is an old saying that says, “the days are long, but the years are short”. Perhaps you have heard that one too? If you are like me, you realize how true that statement is,...

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Extend the Medicare Extenders have been Extended!!!

Extend the Medicare Extenders have been Extended!!! By Chuck Humphrey, B.A., EMT-B, CAC, CACO, CADS, *   The Gift in Numbers… Remember these numbers 2037 and 2454. That’s S2037 and HR2454 as Congress passed these companion measures in a late-year Omnibus funding package that gifts two very big items to...