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By Christie Mellott, Esq., EMT-B

EMS Lawline: President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan and Its Impact On EMS Agencies

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Several provisions in President Biden's COVID-19 Action Plan will impact EMS. Christie Mellott, Esq., EMT-B, looks into the issue.
Headshots of Christopher Kelly, on the left, and Dan Pedersen, on the right.

EMS Lawline: Treatment in Place: What You Must Know Before You Bill

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Before you begin billing new claims to Medicare, here are a few things you should know about the special waiver program.

EMS Lawline: After Much Criticism, OSHA Issues New Guidance on COVID-19 in the Workplace

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The guidance provides a “roadmap” for EMS agencies to follow in developing a meaningful workplace safety compliance program for COVID-19.
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EMS Lawline Podcast: Can EMS Employers Require the Flu Vaccine?

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In the debut EMS Lawline podcast, Steve Wirth, Esq., EMT-P, and Matthew Konya of Page Wolfberg & Wirth discuss whether EMS services can require employees to receive a flu vaccine.

EMS Lawline: Three Documentation Best Practices to Reduce Risk and Lower the Patient’s Financial...

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The bottom line is that accurate, complete and timely completion of PCRs is a legal and ethical responsibility of the EMS practitioner, writes Steve Wirth.

EMS LawLine: Paycheck Protection Program Still Has Money Left — But Hurry, Deadline is...

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There is still $100 billion left in the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program. The deadline to apply for these funds is June 30.

EMS Lawline: COVID-19’s Impact on EMS Documentation Requirements

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Although some things have changed dramatically because of COVID-19, the need for accurate, complete, and descriptive patient care documentation have certainly remained the same.

EMS Lawline: The Hidden Pandemic

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Matthew Konya on the intersection of behavioral health and emergency medical services.

EMS Lawline: Make Time for Family

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Dealing with this pandemic has reminded me of the importance of family and the fragility of life.

EMS Lawline: A Well-completed PCR Can Be Your Best Friend

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Accurate and complete clinical documentation of the patient encounter is an essential aspect of providing patient care.