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Rural ambulances to benefit from proposed Ore. bill

- 09/27/2014 REDMOND, Ore. — During a visit Friday to Redmond Fire and Rescue, Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., announced he's introduced legislation to preserve emergency care in rural Oregon ...

Insurance co. letter misleads Pa. residents on EMS services

- 09/26/2014

By Bill Toland Pittsburgh Post-Gazette SHALER, Pa. — On an emergency call last weekend, Shaler Area EMS employees encountered a patient who was reluctant to board the ambulance. “I ...

Del. volunteer EMS gets state funding boost

- 09/24/2014

The Associated Press CHESWOLD, Del. — New legislation being signed by Gov. Jack Markell will boost the coffers of Delaware's volunteer ambulance and emergency medical services companies. One ...

Maine court dismisses do-not-resuscitate infant case

- 09/20/2014

The Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine — The state supreme court has dismissed a mother's appeal of a court-approved do-not-resuscitate decision for her brain-damaged baby, saying ...

EMS grant help from health care systems is a game changer

- 08/28/2014

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 ...

Va. county covers ambulance ride co-pays

- 08/26/2014

By Ali Rockett Daily Press 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 ...

361 Ind. Rural/Metro employees to be laid off

- 08/22/2014

As operations close across the state, 84 are expected to lose their jobs by Sept. 30, and 277 by the end of the year

361 Ind. Rural/Metro employees to be laid off

- 08/22/2014

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 ...

Pinnacle: 6 critical EMS future improvements

- 08/19/2014

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 ...

What county officials could learn from an EMS ride along

- 08/19/2014

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 ...

Why everyone loses when EMS and nurses clash

- 08/14/2014

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 ...

Pa. hospital team makes house calls to patients

- 08/11/2014

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 ...

Pa. woman gets 8 years in jail for Medicare fraud

- 07/29/2014

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 ...

10 ways to better respond to special needs patients

- 07/09/2014

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 ...

Without federal action, states move on long-term care

- 07/08/2014

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 ...

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