How to prove the value of community paramedicine
By:By Ben Thompson EMS1
The Community Health Needs Assessment is the starting point for launching a mobile integrated health program the hospital will pay your department to run.
In early 2018, my department’s mobile integrated health program signed a contract with a local hospital to conduct follow-up visits with patients after discharge. For each patient we see, the hospital has agreed to pay our department an enrollment fee, helping us along on our quest for self-sustainability.
Ever since the agreement was announced we have gotten calls from firefighter-paramedics working all over the country who are do the same for their own department’s community paramedicine program.
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