CMMI Pilot Program for Treatment at Scene and Alternative Destinations

Feb 14 , 2019

Earlier this afternoon, CMS announced the creation of a new pilot program that will permit Medicare reimbursement for: (1) ambulance transportation to alternative destinations (other than a hospital) and (2) treatment without transportation. The 5-year pilot program, which is being … Continue reading …

Midwest Cities Scramble to Keep Homeless from Dangerous Cold

Jan 30 , 2019

The bitter cold is the result of a split in the polar vortex By BLAKE NICHOLSON, Associated Press . / JEMS BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Winter’s sharpest bite in years moved past painful into life-threatening territory Tuesday, prompting officials throughout … Continue reading …

Documentary highlights private Mexican ambulances

Jan 28 , 2019

By EMS1 Staff “Midnight Family” follows the Ochoa family in Mexico City, who run an ambulance company in a city where only 45 government-run ambulances serve 9 million residents MEXICO CITY, Mexico — A Sundance Film Festival documentary highlights Mexico … Continue reading …

More Community Paramedicine Articles

Community Paramedicine Articles

NAEMSP president discusses impact of ET3 model

Mar 11 , 2019

By: EMS1 Our co-hosts sit down with the NAEMSP president to discuss how the new reimbursement model will transform all aspects of the industry. In this episode of Inside EMS, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson are joined by Dr. David … Continue reading …

Emergency Triage, Treatment and Transport reimbursement model is a watershed moment in modern EMS

Mar 11 , 2019

By: EMS1 EMS leaders react to ET3, HHS reimbursement model that recognizes the value of community paramedicine and emphasizes quality and outcomes.   HHS has announced a new payment model that will make Medicare reimbursement available for certain non-transport ambulance … Continue reading …

DC 911 Changes: No Guaranteed Ride to Hospital

Mar 5 , 2019

D.C. Fire and EMS Chief Gregory Dean explains the new EMS response / JEMS –Michael Quander, WUSA9 WASHINGTON (WUSA9) — The DC Fire and EMS Department is changing the way it responds to 911 medical calls. Instead of an ambulance … Continue reading …

Beverly Hills Fire Department Adds Nurse Practitioner Unit

Mar 5 , 2019

By:  JEMS Staff In an effort to cut down ED overcrowding in its city’s hospitals, the Beverly Hills Fire Department has added a Nurse Practitioner Response Unit (NPRU) to its prehospital care team. The one-year program, paid for by the … Continue reading …

D.C. Ambulance Policy Denies Hospital Transport for Some Patients

Feb 21 , 2019

Lyft drivers will take some patients to clinics BY: Sam Ford, ABC7 WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Under a new policy starting on March 1, DC ambulance crews might not take some patients to a hospital but will refer them to a … Continue reading …

14 milestones that transformed EMS communications

Feb 18 , 2019

BY EMS1 Staff From the first introduction in 1876 to present, EMS communications have evolved greatly. What are some of the most important milestones in dispatch history? Every year 240 million calls are made to 911. And, according to the … Continue reading …