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 …

Tucson man helps save woman with CPR he learned from TV’s “The Office”

Jan 28 , 2019

By Danyelle Khmara Arizona Daily Star Nothing in Cross Scott’s life prepared him for finding a woman slumped over her steering wheel, her lips blue. He says he just reacted. He broke a back window, opened her door and crawled … Continue reading …

More Community Paramedicine Articles

Community Paramedicine Articles

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 …

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 …

The Missing Tool in Your Community Paramedicine Toolkit

Feb 5 , 2019

BY: By Desiree Partain, CCP-C , Brandon Pate, BS, LP  / JEMS You arrive to the home of a 45-year-old male who was recently referred to your Community Health Program due to his excessive use of 9-1-1 and ED services. During … Continue reading …

Will Mobile ECPR Change How EMS Treats Cardiac Arrest?

Feb 5 , 2019

By Ralph J. Frascone, MD, FACEP, FAEMS “He not busy being born, is busy dying.”—Bob Dylan (1965) No one is busier dying than a patient in refractory ventricular fibrillation (RVF). These patients have exasperated EMS personnel for decades, and they, … Continue reading …

South Carolina Community Paramedics Begin Home Visits for Addicts

Feb 5 , 2019

By: Kirsten Glavin – JEMS Posted: Jan 28, 2019 10:23 PM EST PICKENS Co., SC – In the midst of an opioid epidemic sweeping the nation, Pickens County is hoping one new program can help local addicts get clean. In … Continue reading …

How helping patients get good care at home helps rural hospitals survive

Jan 21 , 2019

By Blake Farmer Nashville Public Radio / EMS1 LifePoint Health is launching a community paramedicine program to help people near the end of life. NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Rural hospitals close when they don’t have enough paying patients to care for, … Continue reading …