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A recent realignment of nationwide field operations at Rural/Metro Corporation has led to the consolation of four zones into three. As a result of the realignment, 90 Rural/Metro administrative and corporate employees were laid off April 16.
The strategy for a new EMS culture of safety will encompass all aspects of EMS.
With Medicare and Medicaid audits, investigations, overpayment recoveries and other enforcement activity reaching an all-time high, EMS managers must add a new set of metrics to their tool kit: compliance benchmarking.
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In the face of growing evidence that response times don't matter as much as we once thought, what clinical metrics should we be using to evaluate the quality of an EMS system?
American Medical Response Inc. (AMR) announced the departure of president Mark Bruning, effective Jan. 14. William A. Sanger, chief executive officer (CEO) of AMR’s parent company, Emergency Medical Services Corporation, has stepped in as interim president.
The recent changes in the HIPAA privacy and security rules will require EMS agencies to step up compliance efforts, particularly in the areas of training and electronic security.
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Triple Aim focuses on three dimensions: the health of a defined population, the experience of an individual and the reduction in per-capita healthcare cost. This article takes a look at EMS organizations making strides in each area.
New NFPA 1917 ambulance standards draw both support and criticism.
Three of the grants awarded had an EMS component, and each involve a version of the community paramedic.
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