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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 ...

Telemedicine may improve health care in rural Ga.

- 02/20/2015

By Maggie Lee The Macon Telegraph ATLANTA, Ga. — A black plastic case the size of a printer holds the future of medicine, according to a Mercer physician who’s part of a pilot ...

EMS Domestic Preparedness Improvement Strategy released by NASEMSO

- 02/04/2015

WASHINGTON — The 2014 Ebola crisis illuminated many of the gaps identified in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Domestic Preparedness Improvement Strategy. In an effort to strengthen ...

Transports of S.C. dialysis patients crippled by Medicare

- 02/01/2015

By Kirk Brown Anderson Independent Mail ANDERSON, S.C. — Ambulance companies in South Carolina have received a windfall of Medicare money in recent years for taking a growing number ...

Ky. ambulance co. settles Medicare fraud case for $1M

- 01/28/2015

The Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ky. — The U.S. Attorney's Office says an eastern Kentucky ambulance company has agreed to pay almost $1 million to settle a case over Medicare claims. The ...

NJ ambulance companies facing cash crunch after Medicare crackdown

- 01/18/2015 NUTLEY, N.J. — Ambulance companies in New Jersey, which were targeted last year by the federal government for overbilling Medicare for non-emergency transports, have been reeling ...

3 digital health tools that will innovate EMS

- 01/14/2015

By Jamie Davis Every year at the International CES, the global electronics and innovation tradeshow in Las Vegas, I seek out the latest health and fitness technology. For the Health Tech Weekly ...

Community paramedicine conference promotes healthcare collaboration

- 12/16/2014

By Teresa McCallion, EMT Most agree it takes a community of healthcare providers to offer quality patient care. Unfortunately for many communities, that’s where the agreement ends. While ...

Why EMS belongs in the federal health IT plan

- 12/16/2014

By Nick Nudell, MS, NRP The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) of Health IT is seeking comments from EMS leaders and field professionals on its 2015-2020 strategic plan. Connecting EMS ...

Ambulance may not be best resource for non-emergency transports

- 12/02/2014

When I started in the business in the mid-1980s, I worked for a private ambulance service in the suburbs north of Boston. We handled 911 and interfacility transports; it was fairly normal to ...

4 Americans: How health care law affected them

- 11/13/2014

By Carla K. Johnson, AP medical writer The Associated Press CHICAGO — More than 7 million people have signed up for private health insurance under the system introduced last year for ...

Wheelbarrow ambulances aid African women in labor

- 11/11/2014

Equipped with a battery-powered siren; the wheelbarrows are designed to reduce maternal mortality

U.S. nurses to strike over Ebola preparedness

- 11/11/2014

OAKLAND, Calif. — Over 18,000 Calif. nurses are planning to participate in a nationwide strike beginning Nov. 12 in protest of hospital Ebola preparedness. The strike is organized through ...

Wheelbarrow ambulances aid African women in labor

- 11/10/2014

NAIROBI, Africa — An impoverished African town is using modified wheelbarrows to speed pregnant women to the hospital. The wheelbarrows, outfitted with a battery-powered siren and bedding, ...

Ebola fears prompt N.Y. 911 calls, stereotypes

- 10/28/2014

Since August 17 callers have claimed to be infected; residents are wary of West African immigrants

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