In these days of shrinking budgets, fewer volunteers, and intense competition, it's almost heartwarming to see an organization step up to the plate and encourage local EMS systems to do so ...
By Ali Rockett
YORK, Va. — York County is expected to transport 4,250 patients for emergency medical services over the course of fiscal year 2015.
Instead of charging ...
As operations close across the state, 84 are expected to lose their jobs by Sept. 30, and 277 by the end of the year
INDIANAPOLIS — As many as 361 Rural/Metro employees will be laid off when the company closes operations across Indiana.
Rural/Metro Corporation announced Monday it will end service to ...
EMS must adapt.
That much was clear after the Pinnacle EMS Leadership Forum held in Scottsdale in July. The annual meeting of senior chiefs and executives from every service model is designed ...
Now, this is a switch: Rather than the EMS agency not wanting to enhance their level of service, community leaders are balking at getting that help. Where is this coming from?
There is a tremendous ...
Turf wars: They tend to break out when one side feels threatened by the other. In California, nursing advocacy organizations have been battling the role that paramedics play in the health care ...
By Luis Fábregas
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
GREENSBURG, Pa. — The doctor sat in Valerie Robinson's apartment and marveled at the number of pill bottles she kept in a zippered ...
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 ...