CMS issues 60-day repayment rule for Medicare overpayments
The rule mandates that health care providers return overpayments or face Federal False Claims Act liability.
5 questions you should ask about your mobile devices
Securing data in an EMS environment is critical to avoiding breaches of patient information and triggering mandatory reporting.
EMS guide to 'Star Wars': 8 injuries and how to treat them
A father and son realize their destiny is assessing and treating blaster and lightsaber wounds in a galaxy far, far away.
Should public employee status shield EMS against lawsuits?
Reinstating the Illinois Public Duty law may be warranted, but not because of the case that led to it being abolished.
Capnography in the patient with severe neurological injury
Use ETCO2 monitoring to avoid inappropriate hyperventilation, recognize abnormal respiratory patterns and guide care.
When overdoses go wild: Protecting the EMS provider
Learn how to anticipate, recognize, and manage violent patient encounters to minimize danger to yourself and the patient.
What is the appropriate discipline for driving 17 mph above the speed limit?
An ambulance crew is suspended without pay after a news crew plays highway "gotcha."
How carbon monoxide exposure kills firefighters
Understanding how carbon monoxide attacks the body is the first step in protecting against it.
The critical pediatric patient: Test your knowledge
Pediatric patients are challenging and infrequent. Adding criticality to the pediatric call is even more unnerving.
Is adding paid staff to a volunteer agency the beginning of the end?
Hire EMS providers with the experience, positive attitude and maturity to help your volunteer service be excellent.
Scheduling EMS personnel: 5 best practices for paramedic chiefs
Follow these scheduling practices to improve provider morale, patient care and operational efficiency.
Tips for assessing and treating occupants of a structure fire
You were asked to treat and transport a 16-year-old extricated from a house fire; did you make the right decisions?
What level of ballistics protection do EMS providers need?
Body armor continues to be a heated topic of discussion in light of the daily threats responders face.
Who should be part of grant application discussions
Leaders should view grant funding as revenue-development strategy that makes sense for the whole organization.
How labeling a patient as 'impaired consciousness' keeps me objective
I make sure people suffering from alcoholism receive the same level of professionalism as every other patient.
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