IMPORTANT EMS and NEMT Industry News

IMPORTANT EMS and NEMT Industry News – CMS announced a new reimbursement model, the Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport (ET3) today.

This incredible model will make it possible for participating ambulance suppliers and providers to partner with qualified health care practitioners to deliver treatment in place (either on-the-scene or through telehealth) and with alternative destination sites (such as primary care doctors’ offices or urgent-care clinics) to provide care for Medicare beneficiaries following a medical emergency for which they have accessed 911 services. 

 

HHS Announcement – https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2019/02/14/hhs-launches-innovative-payment-model-new-treatment-transport-options.html#

Fact Sheet- https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/emergency-triage-treat-and-transport-et3-model

Live Stream – Page, Wolfberg and Wirth (PWW) did a fantastic job live streaming this announcement on FB –https://www.facebook.com/pwwemslaw/videos/878428249164612/

 

Author: Michael Shabkie

As an experienced, entrepreneurial healthcare executive, Michael’s passion for improving access to care led to the founding of Non Emergency Medical Transportation Accreditation Commission (NEMTAC) in 2018. NEMTAC is a nonprofit healthcare organization serving as the ANSI Accredited Standard Developer for the NEMT industry. As a neutral, consensus-driven organization, NEMTAC’s critical mission includes developing the first set of national standards for the NEMT industry, accrediting exceptional medical transportation companies, and certifying the NEMT professional through the Certified Transport Specialist (CTS) training program. His 25+ years of advocacy for improving the delivery of medical transportation services is the foundation for developing SDOH healthcare delivery models between Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) providers, EMS providers, healthcare systems, and the communities they serve. Please visit www.nemtac.org to learn more.