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Pa. ambulance co. owner pleads guilty in $2.4M fraud case

- 04/16/2014

Philalelphia Business Journal PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — The owner of a Huntingdon Valley ambulance company pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health-care fraud Thursday afternoon. Beana ...


There’s nothing fishy about ambulance services atop Medicare payment list

- 04/10/2014

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that ambulance services are at the top of the Medicare national payment list released for the first time this week. The EMS population is disproportionately ...


Ambulance services top national Medicare payment list

- 04/10/2014

The State COLUMBIA, S.C. — Eight of Medicare’s 10 highest payments to health care entities in South Carolina for services in 2012 were in one specialty — ambulance service. And ...


Honolulu EMS battling bed bug problems in ambulances

- 04/07/2014

KITV HONOLULU, Hawaii —Paramedics are not quite ready to dial 911, but more and more, city ambulances are becoming contaminated with bed bugs. "One just happened, actually, on ...


Paramedic school closes doors a month before graduation

- 03/30/2014

Shocked students were trying desperately to find a way to finish their course work that started in September and was supposed to finish May 6th


Paramedic school closes doors a month before graduation

- 03/30/2014

KBOI2.com MERIDIAN, Idaho — A paramedic school shut its doors last Tuesday leaving students with a lot of questions. Guardian college of Meridian teaches students courses on paramedic ...


Philly services join forces after Medicare crackdowns

- 03/05/2014

By Harold Brubaker The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — Frustrated by a large number of small, fraudulent competitors, two of the largest Philadelphia-area ambulance operators recently ...


Ind. ambulance co., hospital focus on critical care

- 03/03/2014

The Times MUNSTER, Ind. — A new partnership between a local hospital system and ambulance company focuses on transporting and caring for critically ill patients in the region. Community ...


Obamacare blamed for N.C. private ambulance shutdown

- 02/21/2014

Times-News HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — The county's last private ambulance company will cease operations Friday, forcing the Henderson County Rescue Squad to pick up its non-emergency ...


Keynote: Dr. Garza tells how EMS must evolve

- 02/07/2014

WASHINGTON — The role of EMS in health care is like renting out a house. Eventually, the building needs repairs. If you don't keep track of what was fixed, and if your contractors ...


How to build a community paramedicine program

- 02/07/2014

WASHINGTON — If you build it, they won’t necessarily come. An increasing number of agencies are eager to adopt mobile integrated health care into their services, but simply saying, ...



CVS plans to stop sales of tobacco products

- 02/06/2014

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — CVS Caremark's decision to pull cigarettes and other tobacco products from its stores could ripple beyond the nation's second-largest drugstore ...


Ala. air ambulance base closes due to high costs

- 01/21/2014

By Marty Roney Montgomery Advertiser WETUMPKA, Ala. — Air Evac Lifeteam has made the decision to close its Elmore County air ambulance base in Wetumpka, effective today, according to ...


Former Tenn. ambulance service owners jailed for Medicare fraud

- 01/19/2014

The Lebanon Democrat MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Woody Medlock Sr., 70, and his wife, Kathy Medlock, 58, of Murfreesboro, former owners of Murfreesboro Ambulance Service, were sentenced Thursday ...


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