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Why We Need Payment for Treatment without Transport

On June 19th in Philadelphia, there were 913 EMS responses. NINE HUNDRED AND THIRTEEN!! In one day. Not every response will result in transport. For many responses, the ambulance is cancelled. But for other responses, EMS dispatched expensive resources (trained personnel and fully equ...

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Get Paid for Community Paramedicine

The Wizard of Oz was always a favorite of mine. When people talk about their community paramedicine (CP) programs and how they are financed and paid, I’m reminded of a famous scene in the movie. When Dorothy first encountered the Scarecrow, she inquired “which way to the land of Oz?&r...

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CP: It's About the Money, Money

Who’s going to pay for Community Paramedicine patient services?  I’m so excited about the many initiatives to establish regionally-responsive CP programs. I read daily about new grants going to create CP programs. But the question about who will pay for CP services once thos...

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Getting Paid for Community Paramedicine

The $64,000 question – who will pay for community paramedicine? Outlined below are three ways CP is generating revenue. There are no easy answers and we are still evolving, but think about how one of these might be best adapted to your service – or – use these ideas to get your ...

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ICD-10 Benefits EMS & New CP Efforts

It may not look that way, but the movement to ICD-10 is a gift to EMS. ICD-10 is going to force us to do things that we have needed to do.  More than just addressing our existing challenges in field documentation and billing, ICD-10 will provide quality data to help us set long-term strategi...

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Medicaid Pays Treatment

  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 Minnesota Ambulanc...

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