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SC EMS agency employees lose health care benefits

- 08/26/2015

Of the 551 Beaufort County employees affected, some quit; others are demoralized by the decision.


SC EMS agency employees lose health care benefits

- 08/26/2015

By Ashleigh Holland WSAV BEAUFORT, S.C. — Imagine working for decades in one place, only to have the healthcare benefits you signed-on for, revoked. That’s a reality for all Beaufort ...


First community paramedicine clinic opens in Wisconsin

- 08/21/2015

Patients visit a downtown office, where a community paramedic helps them manage their health after surgeries, and better care for chronic conditions like diabetes


First community paramedicine clinic opens in Wisconsin

- 08/21/2015

WKOW MADISON, Wis. — The first community paramedic clinic is now taking patients in Madison. Back in April, 27 News introduced the community paramedic idea to southern Wisconsin when ...


3 Calif. ambulance employees convicted in $2.4M Medicare fraud

- 08/20/2015

Daily Breeze GARDENA, Calif. — A federal jury convicted three employees of a Gardena-based ambulance company of participating in a $2.4 million Medicare fraud scheme, authorities announced ...


Patient data sharing in the cloud: Is your agency at risk?

- 08/19/2015

Many agencies are embracing internet cloud-based “file-sharing” programs – like Dropbox, Google Drive and ShareFile - to store and share patient information. These programs ...


Pa. ambulance services struggle with recruitment, expenses

- 08/11/2015

By Kecia Bal and Jocelyn Brumbaugh The Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pa. JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — At Somerset Area Ambulance Association, 21 full-time paramedics and emergency medical technicians ...


Pa. bills could increase insurance funds for EMS agencies

- 08/10/2015

By Kecia Bal The Tribune-Democrat JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — Two key pieces of legislation could relieve some financial strain on emergency medical service departments – though long-term ...


EMS needs to adopt a "collaboration presence" in a changing health care environment

- 08/07/2015

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The necessity for collaboration in a new era of health care integration was the subject of the closing presentation by Dr. Ed Racht at the 10th Pinnacle EMS Leadership ...


Flipping burgers or saving lives, a living wage is a must

- 08/05/2015

Let’s face it: Most EMS providers will never get rich doing this job. Indeed, most of us work two, three or more jobs to make a living. Most of us do it willingly, as we’re committed ...


How does EMS switch from volume-based to value-driven reimbursement?

- 08/05/2015

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The linkage between quality prehospital care and payment to EMS was presented to EMS leaders and chiefs at the Pinnacle EMS Leadership forum. The session presented ...


Is an ambulance the right vehicle for psych patient transfers?

- 07/27/2015

Why do we use ambulances to transport medically-stable psychiatric patients from a community hospital to an in-patient psychiatric care or mental health facility? This questionable practice ...


Supreme Court upholds ACA: What it means for EMS

- 07/15/2015

By Porter R. Welch In July, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in King vs. Burwell. This long-awaited decision is the second case involving the Patient Protection and Affordable Care ...


Pa. membership drive launched for ambulance services not covered by insurance

- 06/23/2015

Echo-Pilot WAYNESBORO, Pa. — The Advance Life Support Unit Medic 2 has kicked off its annual membership drive for the membership year of July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. Area residents ...


Mich. ambulance services to receive increased Medicaid funding

- 06/17/2015

LANSING, Mich. — A bill aiming to increase Medicaid funding for ambulance services was passed by the Senate, and will make its way to the governor for final approval. The Quality Assurance ...


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