The American Ambulance Association (AAA) provides us with an update on legislation that directly impacts the EMS industry.
We need data to prove what every ambulance service provider in the U.S. already knows: We are significantly underpaid by Medicare and Medicaid.
EMS agencies that receive federal funding must remain drug-free workplaces even in states that have legalized marijuana usage.
Until a permanent FY 2017 appropriations bill is passed for Department of Homeland Security, the agency will not know with certainty the level of funding for FAMA and FEMSA priority programs such as Assistance to Firefighters, SAFER, the U.S. Fire Administration and the Urban Search and Rescue programs.
While the rest of the country was focused on election coverage, top EMS officials were gathered in Las Vegas to share ideas and strategies for positioning EMS as a critical healthcare function, not just transportation service.
A reassessment of the current practice of including communicable disease exposures in incident reports is warranted in light of the confidentiality provisions of certain American employment laws.
As part of the 2016 Stars of Life celebration in Washington, D.C., the American Ambulance Association gave special recognition to legislators who have exhibited dedication to the improvement of EMS.
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today announced the release of Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Notices of Funding Opportunity for ten DHS preparedness grant programs totaling more than $1.6 billion.
The National Association of State Emergency Medical Services Officials (NASEMSO) has announced a cooperative agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to develop a comprehensive set of EMS performance measures.