Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, built on points regarding advanced community paramedicine presented at EMS Today 2014. Notably, he touched on the importance of proving the valuable outcomes of community paramedicine and mobile integrated healthcare programs required to change payment policy.
Some additional key points Matt made were:
- Being able to reliably and consistently track and report measures based on the outcome domains of quality and patient safety, utilization and costs, patient experience and balancing measures are key.
- What existing programs work, don’t work and receive reimbursement and how are they modifying their system? What are they trying and any successes?