EMS Agencies

15 Feb Legislation Introduced to Ensure EMS Agencies’ Ability to Administer Controlled Substances to Patients

U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC) introduced legislation recently to amend the Controlled Substances Act to allow EMS agencies to continue to administer controlled substances to countless patients who are sick or injured enough to need them either on the scene or en route to the hospital. This practice...

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nonemergency transports

13 Jan Medicare’s Pilot Program to Crack Down on Fraud Adversely Impacts Patients — Nonemergency Transports

The Medicare program last year implemented a pilot program in three states, including South Carolina, in response to the increased use of nonemergency ambulance transports between 2002 until 2011. Private ambulance company owners in South Carolina have become increasingly critical of Medicare’s experiment to eliminate...

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