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NAEMT calls for CMS task force to develop patient centered reimbursement model

Sep 16, 2013

NAEMT provided comment to CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) on the proposed rule regarding collection of data for Medicare reimbursement. The comments cite: "Unfortunately, the financial reimbursement model used by our federal government is based on the 1960s model of emergency transportation – rather than today’s EMS model of delivering patient care. Using an old model for reimbursement will inhibit our country’s further evolution of EMS into a mobile integrated healthcare system that supports improved patient outcomes and lower costs. In short, the current reimbursement model does not support effective medical care."

 

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