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 ...
By Maggie Lee
The Macon Telegraph
ATLANTA, Ga. — A black plastic case the size of a printer holds the future of medicine, according to a Mercer physician who’s part of a pilot ...
WASHINGTON — The 2014 Ebola crisis illuminated many of the gaps identified in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Domestic Preparedness Improvement Strategy. In an effort to strengthen ...
By Kirk Brown
Anderson Independent Mail
ANDERSON, S.C. — Ambulance companies in South Carolina have received a windfall of Medicare money in recent years for taking a growing number ...
The Associated Press
LEXINGTON, Ky. — The U.S. Attorney's Office says an eastern Kentucky ambulance company has agreed to pay almost $1 million to settle a case over Medicare claims.
NUTLEY, N.J. — Ambulance companies in New Jersey, which were targeted last year by the federal government for overbilling Medicare for non-emergency transports, have been reeling ...
By Jamie Davis
Every year at the International CES, the global electronics and innovation tradeshow in Las Vegas, I seek out the latest health and fitness technology. For the Health Tech Weekly ...
By Teresa McCallion, EMT
Most agree it takes a community of healthcare providers to offer quality patient care. Unfortunately for many communities, that’s where the agreement ends. While ...
By Nick Nudell, MS, NRP
The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) of Health IT is seeking comments from EMS leaders and field professionals on its 2015-2020 strategic plan. Connecting EMS ...
When I started in the business in the mid-1980s, I worked for a private ambulance service in the suburbs north of Boston. We handled 911 and interfacility transports; it was fairly normal to ...
By Carla K. Johnson, AP medical writer
The Associated Press
CHICAGO — More than 7 million people have signed up for private health insurance under the system introduced last year for ...
Equipped with a battery-powered siren; the wheelbarrows are designed to reduce maternal mortality
OAKLAND, Calif. — Over 18,000 Calif. nurses are planning to participate in a nationwide strike beginning Nov. 12 in protest of hospital Ebola preparedness.
The strike is organized through ...
NAIROBI, Africa — An impoverished African town is using modified wheelbarrows to speed pregnant women to the hospital.
The wheelbarrows, outfitted with a battery-powered siren and bedding, ...
Since August 17 callers have claimed to be infected; residents are wary of West African immigrants