County-run service losing money from poor collections and having to replace ambulance fleet
BAY COUNTY, Fla. — Bay County EMS has been losing money since taking over the ambulance center, and is attempting to shorten the time it takes to collect patient payments.
The move 14 ...
The Modesto Bee
SALIDA, Calif. — Employees at the American Medical Response billing center in Salida will continue working on borrowed time, but their employer is firm about closing ...
By Susan Meeker
Glenn County Transcript
GLENN COUNTY, Calif. — The Willows Public Safety Committee met Thursday with other city and county officials to come up with a strategy to overcome ...
Many EMS providers find their work to be a calling - long hours, low pay, and hours of monotony and the mundane, punctuated by minutes of exhilaration and occasional terror.
And, most of us ...
By Valerie Bauman
COMMACK, N.Y. — The Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corps will likely start billing patients' insurance companies for emergency services by the end of this ...
A rapid rise in heroin overdoses has caused higher demand for the drug
NEWPORT, Ky. — The costly medication used to counteract the effects of heroin, Narcan, comes with high price tags that the Newport Fire Department says will "completely destroy" ...
By Anne Lindberg
Tampa Bay Times
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Some people who call for emergency medical services in this city may be surprised by what they don't see -- a fire truck or a ...
As more public safety agencies started stocking naloxone in 2014, the cost of the drug used to reverse the effects of an opiate overdose has skyrocketed in communities across the U.S.
COEUR d’ALENE, Idaho — Legislation recently introduced in Idaho would allow EMS to charge for services when transporting patients to a location other than the emergency department.
Private company wants permission to provide non-911 transports within county and at a lower cost to the hospital
By John Sowell
The Idaho Statesman
BOISE, Idaho — A private, Boise-based ambulance service has filed suit, claiming that Canyon County and the Canyon County Ambulance District illegally ...
The Associated Press
NEW YORK — New York City's decade-long, multi-billion dollar effort to overhaul its 911 system is $700 million over budget and years behind schedule due to a ...
Fla. county approves writeoff for 1 year of uncollected transport fees after repeated attempts to collect from mostly uninsured patients