ET3 - Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport Model
HHS has announced a new payment model that will make Medicare reimbursement available for certain non-transport ambulance services and ambulance transports to alternate destinations.
The new model – dubbed the Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport Model, or ET3 – will make it possible for participating EMS agencies to partner with qualified healthcare providers to deliver treatment in place (on-scene or via telehealth) and with alternative destination sites (such as primary care doctors’ offices or urgent-care clinics).
Find the latest ET3 news, analysis and reactions from EMS leaders on what ET3 means for EMS reimbursement and billing, as well as value-based service here.
Full list of ET3 - Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport Model results
Clarius Mobile Health launches Clarius Live – a real-time, live ultrasound feature–
When a live connection is initiated, the receiver will open a secure link via email or text message, which provides two-way audio and visual images
Mental health pilot program to give first responders transport flexibility–
A new program would give fire and EMS personnel the ability to transport patients experiencing mental health distress to a specialized facility
ET3 Model team announces second webinar–
The Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport team is hosting a second webinar on Thursday, March 7 to give an overview of the model
Article Bites: Delivering right care and transporting to the right place–
Medical clearance of psychiatric emergencies in the field
DC EMS crews to start denying hospital transports for some patients–
A new DC Fire and EMS policy allows EMS providers to refer some non-emergent patients to a clinic instead of taking them to a hospital
AMR: ET3 payment model is a ‘great step forward’–
AMR released a response to the ET3 announcement and said the model aligns with the company’s “key initiative” to provide a “better model for care delivery”
NAEMSP commends new 'Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport' model–
The model policy will reimburse EMS agencies for the cost of providing Medicare beneficiaries with treatment-without-transportation and transporting patients to alternative destinations
CMS announces Medicare reimbursement for certain non-transport treatment–
The Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport Model makes Medicare reimbursement available for treatment without transport