Data Collection and Analysis Play Important Roles in Modern Fire Service

Perspectives from a 40-year veteran of the fire service profession Significance of Fire Analysis The largest forest fires in California occurred in the last three years.[1] The largest forest fire in size and fatalities in U.S. history burned 3.8 million acres and killed at least 1,500 people across Michigan and

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Collective Letter to CMS in Support of Treatment in Place (TIP)

The IAFC last week sent the enclosed letter to the Department of Health and Human Services, pushing for immediate action on payment for Treatment In Place (TIP).  Authorized in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (PL 117-2), CMS does not seem to have prioritized this reimbursement.  Joining IAFC were

Emergency Triage, Treatment and Transport reimbursement model is a watershed moment in modern EMS

EMS leaders react to ET3, HHS reimbursement model that recognizes the value of community paramedicine and emphasizes quality and outcomes. Read full article by visiting EMS1’s website here.

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First Watch presents Conversations That Matter series: The Promise, Potential, and Possible Pitfalls of ET3

The ET3 program starts in earnest on January 1, 2021. This program has been a long time in the making, which COVID only prolonged. Join us for the next installment of Conversations that Matter, when guest facilitator Rob Lawrence will explore the path to going live with ET3 with Matt

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What is EMS 2020?

What is EMS? provides an introduction to EMS and is designed to help our communities, elected officials, and stakeholders better understand our profession. Click here to read full article produced by NAEMT. 

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21ST CENTURY FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES

21ST CENTURY FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES Center for Public Safety Excellence Download Report  Watch Webinar In 2018, CPSE became an ICMA Presidential Level Strategic Partner, building on the historic connection between CPSE and ICMA. A current priority of ICMA is Research and Thought Leadership. This, coupled with CPSE’s mission of leading the fire and emergency service

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Be Diligent. Be Resourceful. Be Prepared for the Medicare Ground Ambulance Cost Data Collection

Speakers: James Dachos (PCG) and Matt Zavadsky (MedStar) With the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is requiring that all providers of ground ambulance services collect and report expenditures, revenues, utilization, and other departmental statistics. This data will be collected over a year

Freedom House

Healthcare History: Freedom House Ambulance Service How Modern EMS Systems in the United States Took Root in the 1960’s Written by: Sarah DiCicco, Molly Hahn, Charles Hurley, and Ken Riddle Fire and emergency medical services (EMS) agencies play a critical role in providing much needed safety services to their communities.

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CARES Act Provider Relief Funding

On March 27, 2020, the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) which provided $100 billion to hospitals and other healthcare providers and suppliers, including ambulance services. UPDATE: On October 1, 2020, the President announced $20 billion in additional provider relief funding for Phase 3.

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CMS Announcement of Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection (MGADC) Program Delay

Earlier this year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the issuance of a blanket waiver that postpones the mandatory emergency medical services (EMS) survey by one year. CMS recognizes the hardship and resources that COVID-19 has demanded of providers, and this waiver hopes to alleviate some of

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