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Turning the Corner on EMS-Based MIH-CP Financial Sustainability?

Financial sustainability continues to be one of the most discussed aspects of EMS-based MIH-CP programs. Interestingly, the conversation has begun shifting from agencies not finding revenue sources, to those that have been able to identify funding sources. Read More

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Review of the 'Inappropriate Payments and Questionable Billing for Medicare Part B Ambulance Transports' Report

The OIG report identified that CMS paid $24 million for ambulance transports not meeting sufficient payment justification, including issues with medical necessity and transportation to non-covered facilities. Read More

FYI: DHS Announcement of Funding Opportunities for Preparedness Grants

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced 10 DHS preparedness grant programs totaling more than $1.6 billion to provide funding to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, as well as transportation authorities, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector. Read More

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Community Paramedicine: Boon or Bane for EMS?

The concept of community paramedicine, also called mobile integrated healthcare, is taking EMS by storm. Numerous articles have been published and considerable discussion has occurred regarding community paramedicine at many EMS conferences. But, what is it and why is it occurring? Read More

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Why Travel History on All Patients is a Must

Travel history is an essential part of patient assessment in today‚Äôs world. EMS personnel are often the first contact a patient may have and this assessment will assist all members of the healthcare community, More»

 

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