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Turning frustration into action as the end of ET3 puts a wrench in treatment in place, alternate destinations
Agencies and government officials must evaluate performance expectations and funding to determine appropriate EMS delivery models
Learn more about how much can be recouped from suspended payments and how to take advantage of the appeal process
Bipartisan group says plan could eliminate access for veterans, cause some air services to close
Legislation focuses on extending Medicare coverage for ambulance services
New model would improve resource use and reduce patient, hospital costs
The FAIR Health report also found that ALS services were required more often between 2018-2022 than BLS services
The current number of interventions was a factor in ending the model at the end of 2023
A city spokesman emphasized the expected cost savings from moving the former workers to a Medicare Advantage plan
26 unions voted against the move to remove traditional Medicare as an option
The legislation also delays a 4% Medicare cut until 2025 and extends many telehealth reimbursement waivers and flexibilities
The 2% urban, 3% rural and 22.6% super rural additions for ground ambulance services are about to expire
Three outdated paradigms holding EMS back
The private rates remain below those for the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department
“The cost of actually providing services has really outpaced the reimbursement receipt,” said Linda Frederiksen, executive director for MEDIC