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Updated Signature Requirements

Click on the link below to see updated signature requirements for Medicare sigsheetinstructions

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A Request from KAPA

Tonya Chang with the American Heart Association is looking for personal stories and known instances where individuals in their communities have been saved by bystander CPR (before EMS arrived on the scene). They are looking for individuals who would be willing to share their story in support of their CPR-in-schools legislative initiative, which the Kentucky

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REPOST: Are Aging Ambulances Putting You At Risk?

You can find this story here… Aging Ambulances

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Community Paramedicine in Washington state

Community paramedic visits people before they need 911 again REPOSTED from HeraldNet.com, Thursday, September 18, 2014 By Eric Stevick, Herald Writer EDMONDS – At 89, Rosemary Walters looks forward to Shane Cooper’s visits. Their banter is rapid-fire and frequently funny. Her mind is sharp.  It is her body that is wearing down. Walters walks with

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Call to action from AAA

The American Ambulance Association submitted this request to all members (related to previous KAPA post)… Ask Your Congressperson to Co-Sponsor Medicare Relief and Reform (HR 5460)  September 16, 2014 AAA ACTION ALERT To: AAA Membership From:  Jimmy Johnson, AAA President Re: Ask your Congressperson to Co-Sponsor Medicare Relief and Reform (HR 5460) This week, several Members of Congress introduced

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Important request from KAPA

From Kentucky Ambulance Providers Association… H.R. 5460, the Medicare Ambulance Access, Fraud Prevention, and Reform Act  was introduced in the House yesterday afternoon by Congressmen Walden, Neal, Nunes and Welch. The American Ambulance Association has been meeting with Congressman Walden and members of the House Ways and Means Committee, and they have also met with

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How EMS can clear community paramedicine roadblocks (re-post)

State-specific restrictions, Medicare reimbursement, turf battles and public and patient acceptance must be tackled for any program to be successful By Cate Lecuyer, EMS1 Editor EMS may sit at the kids’ table of health care, but the industry still gets to eat. “We may not be the biggest player, but we’re a substantial player,” Page,

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An Urgent Request For Kentucky EMS Squads

This is from John Hultgren with KAPA… The Kentucky Army National Guard is seeking information as to the availability of employment for its returning military medics in the civilian sector as Advanced EMTs. They have contracted with Eastern Kentucky University to develop a survey that will gather this information. Please take a moment and complete

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Important Information for West Virginia EMS Squads…

West Virginia Pushes Toward Interoperability TINA ALVEY SOURCE: THE REGISTER-HERALD, BECKLEY, W.VA. CREATED: JULY 9, 2014 State wants more backup and redundancy for its emergency communications. July 07–UNION — West Virginia’s inexorable move toward a completely inter-operable emergency communications system is making headway in a region that includes Monroe County, according to 911 Director Tim Wilson. With

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5 Reasons You Should Consider Credit/Debit Pay Options

Deciding whether to provide a credit/debit card payment option for emergency services can be a difficult process. Multiple times every day…you are the heroes. It’s your job to be on call…rain or shine…when your community needs you. It is understandable that asking for payment for performing a duty that most simply see as the right

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Bob Gainer, Director,
Boyd County EMS