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Message from Las Vegas

The message from this month's EMS EXPO conference was much like the message at this summer's Pinnacle Conferece--how to do more with less.

Posted Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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EMS on a Budget

As EMS managers continue to look for ways to tighten budgets, some are returning to past practices as a way to trim a few dollars. Example: East Pierce Fire and Rescue in Bonney Lake, Wash., is going back to using vials instead of auto-injectors for some infrequently used drugs.

Posted Friday, September 16, 2011

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EMS Workforce Agenda for the Future Released

There is a sobering lack of critical information when it comes to EMS workforce issues. By systematically addressing the complex components and the needs of the various EMS delivery models, the EMS Workforce Agenda for the Future has distilled the issues, recognized the shortfalls and made specific, practical recommendations for moving forward.

Posted Tuesday, August 16, 2011

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Pinnacle Session Discusses New Wave of EMS Consolidation

A wave of recent consolidations in the EMS industry means public and private agencies need to learn to 'play together,' says one private ambulance firm CEO.

Posted Tuesday, August 2, 2011

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Managing Offload Delays Is a Multi-National Issue

EMS crews are being held hostage in emergency departments, said one speaker from this year's Pinnacle Conference. Find out how he suggests EMS can free itself from EDs.

Posted Thursday, July 28, 2011

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Law Firms Court EMS Whistleblowers

Healthcare reform has provided new avenues to recoup billions of tax dollars lost to fraud and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and law firms are actively looking for informants within EMS.

Posted Thursday, July 21, 2011

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Ambulance Billing & Reimbursement Update

A new way of calculating the Ambulance Inflation Factor (AIF) that changes Medicare fee schedules will mean that Medicare reimbursement will, on average, be at least 1% less than expected each year from now on.

Posted Monday, June 13, 2011

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Ambulance Companies Change Hands

Recently several U.S. ambulance companies have moved to private equity firms.

Posted Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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Drug ‘Shortage’ Led Supply Practice Evaluation

A shortage of D50 that made Oklahoma’s EMSA take a hard look at its supply practices could help your service.

Posted Monday, April 11, 2011


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