EMS World

A new tool is helping community health centers document and address these factors. 
An Arizona VA program calculates veterans’ risk and uses community paramedics to help them. 
In New York, reforming Medicaid meant looking beyond just healthcare. 
With a few simple steps, Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley Health Network improved its reimbursement while keeping patients safe. 
The pilot program has already seen declines in 9-1-1 calls from 'frequent flyer' patients.
The program will help reduce non-emergency calls by allowing EMS personnel to provide primary and follow-up care to people who don't have access to healthcare.
Compensation for MIH care could be coming soon as well. 
The Mobile Community Healthcare program will identify and visit frequent 9-1-1 callers to try to resolve their issues.
The Community CaraMedic Program in Asheville, N.C. is the first in the country to have every staff member board-certified in community paramedicine.
The Charleston County EMS Mobile Crisis program allows patients to speak with a psychiatrist on a video call instead of being transported to the ED.
Quick-fire last-day sessions examine various aspects of running programs. 
Involving mental health professionals in an MIH-CP setting can help keep patients out of EDs.
The program aims to lower health care costs by reducing the amount of low acuity patient transports to the ER.
The bill, which intends to provide statutory authorization of community paramedic services, is on the verge of being withdrawn by the author.
Under a new policy, the insurer will reimburse treatment that doesn’t require the emergency department.