By Harold Brubaker
The Philadelphia Inquirer
HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. — Anna Mudrova, 41, of Huntingdon Valley, received an eight-year prison term for her role in a Medicare fraud involving ...
Paramedics and first responders tasks are becoming increasingly challenging with the growing number of special needs patients. According to the 2010 census, 2.8 million school age children were ...
By Michael Ollove
WASHINGTON — Three years after the demise of the long-term care piece of the Affordable Care Act, some states are retooling their Medicaid programs to ...
By Amanda Cuda
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The United States health care system is among the most expensive in the world, but that doesn't mean it's good.
A study ...
A study released this week shows the U.S. ranked dead last compared to 11 countries; the United Kingdom was first
In a somewhat ironic twist, two recent stories on opposite geographical ends of the EMS spectrum address failed attempts to deal with staffing issues.
In rural Minnesota, lawmakers have approved ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
PHILADELPHIA — Federal prosecutors have been cracking down for the last three years on the ambulance fraud that has flourished in Philadelphia-area neighborhoods ...
In a previous column, I talked about a release of Medicare reimbursement information that raised eyebrows about how ambulance services are compensated in our health care system.
In another ...
PATERSON, N.J. — To grasp Medicare's staggering bill for ambulance rides in New Jersey, just visit the busy parking lot of the DaVita St. Joseph's dialysis clinic in Paterson.
Six months ago we reported that the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department was initiating a community paramedic program to better service its population of frequent 911 callers. It’s no surprise ...
NORMAN, Okla. — Days before he died, an Oklahoma man told his neighbor he was having trouble breathing, but didn’t want to call 911 because he didn’t have insurance, and was ...
The Lebanon Democrat
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — First Call Ambulance Service will pay $500,000 to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act, according to David Rivera, U.S. attorney ...
When someone in Reno, Nevada is having a medical problem, many no longer call 911. Instead, they dial 858-1000, the number for the Nurse Health Line — open 24/7.
The nurses triage patients ...
EMS may sit at the kids' table of health care, but the industry still gets to eat.
"We may not be the biggest player, but we're a substantial player," Page, Wolfberg & ...
Washington, D.C. — On March 22, 2014, S. 2400, the Field EMS Innovation Act (Field EMS Bill) was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) ...
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EMS responds to a 68-year-old male with chest discomfort. Should the treating paramedic call a Code STEMI?...