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DOT and HHS release draft white paper on EMS innovation opportunities

Approximately 15% of Medicare patients transported to the ED by ambulance can be safely cared for in other settings

U.S. Departments of Health & Human Services and Transportation

WASHINGTON — The Departments of Health & Human Services and Transportation continuously look to the future at how emergency medical services may be delivered and paid for as accountable and performance-based care is implemented nationwide.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at HHS have jointly collaborated on the development of a draft white paper that presents one example model of the potential for cost savings if EMS systems adopted protocols and strategies to innovatively triage and treat patients.

There are several significant ways for EMS systems across the country to more appropriately care for their patients while maintaining financial sustainability.

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