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Feds Make Sweeping Changes to HIPAA Privacy & Security Rules

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.

Posted Saturday, February 23, 2013

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How EMS Agencies Can Benefit from Healthcare Reform

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.

Posted Saturday, February 23, 2013

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New NFPA 1917 Ambulance Standards Released

New NFPA 1917 ambulance standards draw both support and criticism.

Posted Thursday, November 29, 2012

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CMS Innovation Grant Recipients Share Secrets

Three of the grants awarded had an EMS component, and each involve a version of the community paramedic.

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2012

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Healthcare Reform Seen as Unparalleled Opportunity for EMS

The landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) could be a watershed moment.

Posted Friday, August 17, 2012

Community Paramedicine Evaluation Tool Available

Community Paramedicine Evaluation Tool is now available.

Posted Monday, July 30, 2012

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Experts Discuss Innovative Approaches to Intubation

Controversy continues regarding whether paramedics should practice prehospital endotracheal intubation.

Posted Tuesday, July 17, 2012

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Expert Offers Advice on EMS Reimbursement Changes

Peter Lawrence, a national authority on ambulance billing, predicts outcome of divisive debate.

Posted Thursday, June 14, 2012

National Labor Relations Board Issues New Report on Social Media

National Labor Relations Board issues new report on unlawful practices for social media sites.

Posted Monday, June 4, 2012


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