NAEFO: Fire & EMS Financials: Where’s the Money?

Taxes can only be raised so much and reimbursements can only be collected to certain amounts … so, where else can your fire & EMS agency get “extra” money? Or even more equitably, where is it potentially leaving money at the table?   One of the webinar presenters, Ken Riddle,

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NAEMT: How to Prepare for a Successful Government Audit

EMS agencies are familiar with state Medicaid agency desk reviews. These pre-payment reviews help identify reporting errors that could result in overpayment of supplemental Medicaid revenues to providers. Recently, supplemental payment programs in several states have implemented more in-depth audits, post-payment, that require submission of even more supporting documentation. Many

Fire Leadership Challenge

Fire Leadership Challenge will provide an opportunity for leaders of all ranks to come together for inspiring general sessions and the IAFC’s Officer Development certificate program PCG is proud to be exhibiting at this year’s Fire Leadership Challenge and having the opportunity to hear and learn from the fire and

National Fire Prevention Week Begins October 9th

Remembering The Great Peshtigo Fire, in addition to The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 Author: Tim Nowak (2-minute read)   It was a matter of coincidence … two prominent fires that started on the same exact day in history, yet one gains the spotlight – despite being the significantly smaller

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EMS World Expo

Join In-Person or Join Online From a pandemic to a natural disaster and everything in between, EMS professionals are always adapting to meet the needs of their patients. Just like you, EMS World Expo is continuously adapting to make sure you are always prepared for your job. No matter the

News Digest: Availability of Additional $25.5 Billion in COVID-19 Provider Funding

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be making $25.5 billion in new funding available for healthcare providers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Why it matters: Fire/EMS providers can submit an application to receive these funds and get additional financial relief to make up for lost revenue and

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Firehouse Expo 2021

Firehouse Expo features a full program of hands-on training classes, pre-conference workshops, a 3-day conference program, exhibition floor and networking events designed to connect you with fellow fire service professionals. Partnering closely with local and regional departments, the educational opportunities in 2021 will be second to none, featuring top instructors from

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Tim Nowak voted to inaugural Board of Directors for the National Association of Mobile Integrated Healthcare Providers (NAMIHP)

“Working together to help solve the problem of fragmented healthcare.” The focal statement on the homepage of NAMIHP’s website immediately captures one’s attention, and while partly due to size and placement, it’s likely the bold claim/call to action that resonates with site visitors and NAMIHP members alike. It is a

AIMHI Best Practices for Mitigating Ambulance ED Delays

We’re in a perfect storm! In many communities, the Delta Variant has stressed healthcare systems to the max, and dramatically increased EMS response volume. Staffing in EMS and hospitals is critically low, hospitals are nearly full, and 911 call volume in some communities at record levels. The eye of this

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5 Secrets to Successful Long-term Fire & EMS Planning

Author: Tim Nowak (4-minute read) Anecdotally speaking, the average “lifespan” of a fire/emergency medical services (EMS) chief is only about five years … that’s excluding some of the long-tenured volunteer fire chiefs remaining within today’s current market. Generational mindsets, local cost-of-living, expanding opportunities within the industry for growth, and quite

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