EMS Advocacy Alert: Deadline Extended! Take a Moment and Support EMS and EMT’s by Contacting Your US House Rep to Support EMS Reimbursement
Friends, take a moment to send US House Representatives a message asking they urge CMS to reimburse ambulances, fire departments, EMS agencies for patients treated at home or in place & telehealth. This is an urgent EMS advocacy alert and the deadline is June 26th, 2020. EMS agencies only receive reimbursement from the Center for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) for their patients transported to a hospital. Many patients, especially during COVID, can appropriately receive medical care with EMT’s and Paramedics as well as utilizing telehealth at home. This helps decrease patient exposure to this and other diseases in the hospital and reserves the hospital resources for only the sickest patients that cannot stay home.
Its quick and easy with the NAEMT online legislative services. You don’t need to be a member or be an EMT to use this tool!
NAEMT has a campaign to have our House Representatives sign on to a ‘Dear Colleague’ letter asking CMS to allow for reimbursement for the patient interactions that do not result in the patient being transported to the hospital. The letter was originated by U.S. House Representatives Cindy Axne (D-IA), French Hill (R-AR), and John Larson (D-CT). Ask your representative to sign on and support this message.
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Sean Haaverson, Paramedic
NAEMT NM EMS Advocacy Coordinator