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Treat in Place

As EMS moves away from a transportation service, the EMS1 treat in place topic contains the latest news, videos, podcasts and analysis on treat-in-place programs and reimbursement.

Matt Zavadsky discusses the CMS disclosure and the latest in the move to fund treatment in place
Communication applications, tech allow real-time feedback on critically ill patients; enable error-insulated hospital reporting
Peer-reviewed, empirical data is needed to pursue alternative payment structures
Legislation includes a protocol checklist for treating patients in their homes instead of being transported to an emergency department
Adopting programs to improve service delivery and agency culture
Turning frustration into action as the end of ET3 puts a wrench in treatment in place, alternate destinations
In a Boston Globe opinion piece, Dr. Eric Dickson says paying ambulance services to care for patients at home instead of transporting them would also cut costs
3,213 EMS providers speak up about job satisfaction, effective leadership, safety and innovation in the EMS Trend Survey
San Bernadino firefighter-paramedics treated two people who were injured in the crash
The new policy should help hospitals cut about 15-20% of daily calls for service, said Dan Lynch, emergency medical services director
Looking back into the data on EMS activations and trends, and looking forward in hope
Empire BlueCross BlueShield and Mount Sinai Health System have reached an agreement to offer community paramedicine, ET3 and treat-in-place options
Learn where to find willing partners and payers for an EMS telehealth navigation program
Grant programs and relief funding to support telemedicine initiatives, technology and training offer continued financial assistance to eligible agencies
Medics are preparing to treat some patients at home rather than transport them to hospitals
After a successful pilot program in DeKalb County, AMR becomes the largest group included in the CMS ET3 model
The waiver is retroactive to March 1, 2020 and allows for reimbursement when patients aren’t transported due to community-wide COVID-19 protocols
As prices soar on gas, lumber and consumer goods, EMS cannot follow market forces to increase prices for our services
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto and Rep. Cynthia Axne introduced legislation into the American Rescue Plan
The NAEMT president joins the podcast to discuss his first 100 days, treatment in place and the upcoming virtual EMS on the Hill Day
What the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 means for treatment and transport reimbursement post COVID-19
NAEMT, IAFC and AAA leaders discuss vaccine hesitancy, PPE fatigue and treatment in place legislation
The 7-minute survey will provide feedback for CMS regarding waivers during the COVID-19 emergency
Connecting patients to advanced levels of care to provide the right level of intervention at the right time, in the right place
The bill aims to reimburse ambulance providers who can’t transport some patients due to lack of available hospital beds
Acadian Ambulance will offer treatment in place and alternative destination transport ahead of the launch of ET3, in which Acadian will participate next month
President Trump and Congress have 7 weeks to support bipartisan opportunities to improve EMS safety, reimbursement, recognition and pay
Austin-Travis County EMS Paramedic Practitioner Travis Baker has spent the last year treating hundreds of homeless and low-income patients in place
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that the first performance period will begin Jan. 1, 2021