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Mannie Garza

Mannie Garza Marion ("Mannie") Garza is the former editor of EMS Insider and former news director for JEMS. She has reported on EMS news for JEMS for more than 20 years.

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Numerous EMS Bills Introduced in Congress

Most of these EMS bills introduced by the 111th Congress won't pass, but it's more likely if members of Congress hear from you.


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FEMA Provides Federal Disaster Reimbursement Guidance

A new FEMA fact sheet clarifies that all ambulances are eligible for reimbursement for services rendered during federally declared disasters and emergencies.


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From Worst to First?

In 2003 USA Today declared Washington, D.C. as the nation's worst EMS system. Read how our capital is moving forward with an ambitious plan to become the nation's best.


CMS Proposes One Rule & Withdraws Another

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed a rule in the July 12 Federal Register that would require ambulance staff to sign a statement during transport if a Medicare beneficiary is mentally or physically unable to sign a claim form and has no representative available to do so.


FICEMS Gets Down to Work

The Federal Interagency Committee on EMS held its second meeting June 26, drawing high-level government officials into a two-hour meeting where they assigned projects to several federal workgroups.


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