National Association of EMTS (NAEMT)

EMS World EXPO in Partnership with NAEMT will be returning to New Orleans, LA for a 5-day event.  The event will be from September 18th-22nd.  The focus will be on achieving better patient outcomes through better education. At this event there will be thousands of EMS professionals from hundreds of

Fire-Rescue International (IAFC’s 150th Anniversary)

Public Consulting Group (PCG) will be a sponsor at the Fire-Rescue International (FRI)- International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Conference and Expo at the Kansas City Conventional Center located in Kansas City, MO.  The event will be held from August 16th to the 18th. Come join thousands of the most


Public Consulting Group (PCG) will be joining the Iowa Emergency Medical Services Association (IEMSA) on Tuesday, August 15th through the 16th at the 2023 IEMSA Regional Billing & Documentation Conference. Additionally, both Day 1 & 2 will have CEs approved by the NAAC which is outlined in green text in

Combating Fire & EMS Financial Constraints with Medicaid Supplemental Payment Programs

Author: Kendal August Primary EMS Challenges Amidst surging inflation and the rising cost of living, EMS departments find themselves in a critical condition. This article centers on the funding-related challenges faced by departments around the country and highlights the significance of obtaining adequate financial support through the Ambulance Supplemental Payment

PCG Hosts Webinar and Releases a New Tool to Assist States in Providing Comment on the Impact of Proposed Rules to Enhance Medicaid Access/Quality

Originally Posted on PCG’s Health Policy News June 30, 2023 Author: Margot Jones In April 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released two notices of proposed rulemaking aimed at transforming the delivery of, access to, and payment for Medicaid programs: Ensuring Access to Medicaid Services (Access NPRM) and Managed Care Access, Finance,


Recruitment Tips to Combat EMS Staffing Crisis

Author: Kyrstyn Paulat Recruitment and retention are among the top challenges identified by emergency medical services (EMS) agencies today. To combat this challenge, organizations must recognize that finding qualified candidates who satisfy the experience, skill, and education requirements has a direct correlation with the hiring outreach and incentive offers. Consistency

2023 National EMS Week Recap

Author: Lauren Cantley This year, we celebrated the 49th anniversary of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week. EMS Week was originally authorized by President Gerald Ford on November 4, 1974, for the week of November 3rd–10th. Starting in 1992, EMS Week moved to the third week of May. This week of

EMS as an Essential Service

Author: Lauren Cantley It may come as a shock that not all states consider emergency medical services (EMS) as essential, but such is the case for the state of Idaho, as mentioned in the article “Capitol Letters: Senate Moves to Reform EMS Funding,” written by Ryan Suppe, which discusses EMS

Team-driven Improvement in the Use of Lights and Sirens

Originally posted on March 14, 2023 Author: Brian Maloney and Mike Taigman Plum EMS of Pennsylvania has a track record of making meaningful improvements. From doubling their intubation success rate, to producing consistent top-tier customer satisfaction, this team knows how to produce results. Of the 12,000 calls they have

OEMSCA In-person Training with Public Consulting Group on the Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection System

Public Consulting Group (PCG) will be joining the Ohio EMS Chiefs Association (OEMSCA) on Tuesday, April 25th for an informational and training session to provide an overview of the Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection System (MGADC). Medicare experts from PCG will cover compliance, data elements to be collected, Instrument submission,