Amazon: Alexa now HIPAA-compliant

Apr 5 , 2019

BY: EMS1 The announcement will allow the voice-controlled device to be used by patients, hospitals and healthcare workers SEATTLE — Amazon’s Alexa is now HIPAA-compliant, according to an announcement written in a blog post by the company. STAT News reported … Continue reading …

NY hospital to launch mobile stroke units in April

Mar 19 , 2019

By:Delthia Ricks EMS1   Two mobile stroke units will hit the road April 1, and all care administered by their crews, including CT scans and stroke-alleviating medications, will be free to patients. Stony Brook University Hospital on Monday officially announces … Continue reading …

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 …

More Community Paramedicine Articles

Community Paramedicine Articles

Recent Federal Advisory Opinion Favors Community Paramedic Programs

Mar 25 , 2019

A big legal concern about MIH-CP programs is now greatly reduced By: Steve Wirth, Esq, Matt Zavadsky – JEMS On March 1, 2019, the Office of Inspector General issued a favorable advisory opinion (AO 19-03) concerning post-discharge patient care services … Continue reading …

Md. fire dept. partners with hospital to launch mobile paramedic service

Mar 19 , 2019

BY: Sarah Meehan / The Baltimore Sun – EMS1   Baltimore City Fire Department officials hope the pilot program will reduce strains on first responders and emergency rooms. BALTIMORE — Nurses and doctors are partnering with paramedics in a new mobile … Continue reading …

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 …