Untapped potential for quality improvement.
By forcing us to pay more money out of our own pockets, the government hopes each of us will become consumers (rather than solely providers) of healthcare.
The Cadillac Tax is an excise tax scheduled to take effect in 2018 that will force health insurance companies to pay a 40% tax on the difference between the amount the government believes is an equitable price for health insurance and what insurance companies actually charge for a particular plan.
The most important first step in developing a successful MIH-CP program is to identify the needs of the community, regional hospital, healthcare system, insurance plans and caregivers so appropriate services and solutions can be provided.
A typical goal of EMS-based MIHCP programs is to navigate patients through the healthcare system, not to replace healthcare system resources already available in the community. Home health, including hospice, is a very valuable link in the chain of healthcare.
Latest developments signal great change for fire-based EMS systems.
Assessing the needs of industry-wide standards.
MIH/community paramedicine performance measure encourage optimum sustainability.
Successful health information technology implementation in patient-centric EMS.
Considerations when adding, changing, upgrading or replacing health information technology.