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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 ...

Medic sues when same-sex spouse denied medical benefits

- 06/15/2015

By Susan Weich St. Louis Post-Dispatch ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. — A paramedic with the county ambulance district has filed a federal suit claiming his same-sex partner, who initially ...

Mass. towns to get $4.6M for EMS services

- 06/02/2015

Wicked Local Medway MEDWAY, Mass. — Bellingham, Hopkinton, Medway, Uxbridge and Westborough are among 38 Massachusetts towns that will receive $4.6 million in state Medicaid reimbursements ...

SC EMS agency under investigation for financial mismanagement

- 05/20/2015

By Nikie Mayo Anderson Independent Mail WILLIAMSTON, S.C. — The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating allegations of financial mismanagement at Williamston Emergency ...

2 Conn. ambulance firms to pay $600,000 in insurance fraud settlement

- 05/15/2015

By Frank Juliano Connecticut Post STRATFORD, Conn. — Two local ambulance services under the same ownership and covering nearly all of Fairfield County, have agreed to pay nearly $600,000 ...

Getting paid for ambulance transport requires good EMS documentation

- 04/21/2015

We provided an ambulance transport, what do you mean insurance won’t pay? We hear this question a lot - from patients, paramedics and municipal representatives who may not always appreciate ...

7 community health care services Uber drivers could deliver

- 04/20/2015

Uber, the on-demand car service that is changing the vehicle sharing and taxicab industry, is uniquely poised to deliver on-demand community health care services. An Uber policy gifts an Uber ...

Medicare fraud crackdown closes 11 NJ ambulance providers

- 04/13/2015 ROSELLE, N.J. — The federal government's four-month crackdown on ambulance companies that fraudulently bill Medicare to take patients to non-emergency dialysis, chemotherapy ...

Measles response and the value of public health preparedness

- 03/26/2015

By Anthony S. Mangeri, MPA, CEM, EMT, faculty member, Emergency and Disaster Management Program at American Military University Like emergency management, public health preparedness is a system ...

Idaho law would allow EMS to bill for non-ER transports

- 03/25/2015

By Samantha Malott Moscow-Pullman Daily News MOSCOW, Idaho — A bill making its way through the Idaho Legislature will allow EMS responders to treat a patient on site and still be reimbursed ...

Crisis outreach team partners with EMS for improved care

- 03/16/2015

Behavioral health professionals respond along with EMS and police to psychiatric emergencies

NY volunteer EMS seeks to bill insurance companies

- 02/24/2015

By Valerie Bauman Newsday COMMACK, N.Y. — The Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corps will likely start billing patients' insurance companies for emergency services by the end of this ...

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