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Category Archives: Community Paramedicine Articles
The Flex Monitoring Team is a consortium of the Rural Health Research Centers located at the Universities of Minnesota, North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Southern Maine. Under contract with the federal Office of Rural Health Policy, the Flex Monitoring … Continue reading …
Special Focus: The Community Paramedicine Revolution Whether you call it advanced practice EMS, community paramedicine, mobile integrated healthcare or something else altogether, it’s coming to EMS: programs whereby providers deliver care in the home, with no intent to transport. Many … Continue reading …
By Lyle Moran, firstname.lastname@example.org Updated: 03/03/2014 12:15:54 PM EST LOWELL — A report issued to the Board of Health by Trinity EMS shows that the ambulance company exceeded its required service response times during 2013. According to … Continue reading …
Just imagine – your ambulance service rendered care to the patient, there was no ambulance transport AND your organization received reimbursement for what you did. That’s right, reimbursement without transport. Thanks in large part to the hard work of the … Continue reading …
Ed Ballam Source: Firehouse.com News Created: February 20, 2014 Mesa Chief Harry Beck said the department changed its name to include the EMS role. SAN DIEGO – The face of the fire service is changing and emergency medical … Continue reading …
Mobile Integrated Healthcare Practice: A Healthcare Delivery Strategy to Improve Access, Outcomes, and Value
The U.S. health care system is
often described as one that fails
to achieve optimal health outcomes
while generating exorbitant costs
for patients, payors and society. Continue reading …
Efforts to improve the quality and efficiency of primary care have recently focused on the
concept of the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). Given that primary care serves as a
main venue for providing mental health treatment, it is important to consider whether the
adoption of the PCMH model is conducive to delivery of such treatment. This paper identifies
the conceptual similarities in and differences between the PCMH and current strategies used to
deliver mental health treatment in primary care. Even though adoption of the PCMH has the
potential to enhance delivery of mental health treatment in primary care, several programmatic
and policy actions are needed to facilitate integration of high-quality mental health treatment
within a PCMH.
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Will the emerging concept of mobile integrated healthcare practice transform EMS? Continue reading …
Patients with chronic or non‐acute medical conditions are often clinically managed more effectively when the health
care practitioners providing the medical care (such as a primary care physician, or medical clinic) are knowledgeable
about the patient’s medical history and can effectively manage their condition consistently.
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In the evolving world of healthcare reform, the provision of acute & chronic healthcare is undergoing
significant change from the current practice. The preferential delivery models de-emphasize the use of
costly hospitalizations, focus on continuity between all care providers, penalize readmissions for
targeted populations and encourage the innovative use of non-physician practitioners. While traditional
reimbursement models have not yet changed to support an EMS role in this new space, there is an
opportunity to partner with current players in the healthcare system to produce mutually beneficial
programs. Several current CMS Innovations Grants have proposed an EMS-based delivery model that
could dramatically change the role of EMS in home based care and readmission prevention.
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