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Community Paramedics Expand Health-Care Access

The small town of Eagle Valley (Colo.) has created a community paramedic program to increase access to health care in its rural area.

Posted Friday, January 15, 2010

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Through the Nose

Study finds 47% of patients therapeutically cooled with an intra-nasal device survive to hospital discharge.

Posted Wednesday, December 2, 2009

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Where Do We Go From Here?

EMS Insider columnist weighs in on the recent MAST/Kansas City Fire Department merger and offers tips for effectively designing EMS systems.

Posted Thursday, November 5, 2009

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Consortium Will Address Broadband Demand in Emergency Response

Patrick Halley, director of government affairs for the National Emergency Number Association, discusses efforts to modernize public safety communications.

Posted Tuesday, October 13, 2009

H1N1 Preparations Continue as 'Flu Fatigue' Sets in

Work to roll out an H1N1 vaccine the first week of October continues despite "flu fatigue" among providers and the public.

Posted Tuesday, September 29, 2009

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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.

Posted Tuesday, June 9, 2009

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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.

Posted Thursday, February 5, 2009

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'Alpha Trucks' Work for Tucson but Not Phoenix

Alternative response vehicles speed response times, cut fuel costs in Tucson, while Phoenix ends its pilot program after finding that most ARV calls need ALS.

Posted Tuesday, September 9, 2008

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.

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2007


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