Expert Advice

Consultant Perspective

Many terms, designations, labels and names are used throughout the EMS profession. Does it matter? What’s in a name? From the beginning there has been confusion and debate about what to call our agencies... continue reading

Healthcare Reform Issues

Patient Perspective

For many Americans, the last few years have been a crash course in understanding the complex landscape that is our healthcare system. Regardless of your political leanings, it’s hard to deny that the current... continue reading

Legal Consult

Are You Prepared?

The release of national payment data by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which describes in detail the Medicare payments made to ambulance services nationwide, has caused quite a stir. This well-publicized... continue reading

Research Alert

Research Worth Reading

EMS Analysis Wang HE, Mann, NC, Jacobson KE, et al. National characteristics of emergency medical services responses in the U.S. Prehos Emerg Care. 2013;17(1):8–14. Despite its prominence and history, only limited data exists to describe the... continue reading

Legislative Update

One EMS-Related Bill Passes; Two More Introduced

Just when it seemed that the 113th U.S. Congress would not be able to agree on anything, legislators passed the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013 (H.R. 307) with remarkable speed. Introduced... continue reading

EMS People

EMS People

  Marc Grossman, MD, FACEP, was promoted to medical director for Miami-Dade Fire and Rescue (MDFR) in July. He replaces Donald G. Rosenberg, MD, FACC, who served as the medical director since 1996. Grossman had... continue reading