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Why a degree is a must for today's paramedic
Top 5 ways to improve collection rates
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News Spotlight
Video: Wash. kids stop school bus after driver stricken
Surveillance video inside of a Wash. school bus shows a 13-year-old rushing to the aid of a bus driver stricken by what appears to be a seizure. Jeremy Wuitschick grabbed the wheel, bringing the bus to a stop on the curb without hitting any other vehicles. Once the bus was no longer in motion, he and another student trained in first aid started chest compressions on the driver until adults arrived. Watch the video
Featured News
600 lb hoarder rescued from Pa. home
Firefighters cut a hole in the side of a house with electric chainsaws to help rescue a 600 lb man trapped in his Pa. home Tuesday. (Image NBC)
Traditional rescue prevented
Today's Top Stories:
Ore. EMT critically injured after oxygen tank explosion: Received first- and second-degree burns after valve malfunctioned, currently in ICU
Program in Philadelphia helps save overdose victims' lives: Supplies addicts, spouses, and other laypeople with naloxone in advance
 NC EMT hurt in fire truck crash
 Man sentenced for hindering paramedics at daughter's car accident
 Maine firefighter-medic dies at station
 UK dad delivers baby after breaking into locked bathroom
EMS News in Focus
Why a degree is a must for today's paramedic
By Art Hsieh, EMS1 Editorial Advisor
Last month, Dave Ross argued paramedics would not benefit from the awarding of a degree. But today's paramedic graduating from an accredited training program is more than two thirds the way to a degree. In other words, we are already putting in the effort. Why deny recognition?
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Asking the Big Questions
Top 5 ways to improve collection rates
By Fitch & Associates
Every EMS service is different, so a "reasonable" collection rate in one system might be out of reach for another. But improving your collection rate is still possible, though, beginning with a review of billing collection processes, payer mix, rates and revenue flow. Some things to consider
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