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Field EMS Bill (H.R. 2366) Introduced by Rep. Bucshon; Very Meaningful Act During EMS Week

May 21, 2015

Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.) has reintroduced the Field EMS Modernization and Innovation Act (H.R. 2366; the Field EMS Bill) in the U.S. House of Representatives in this 114th Congress. The timing of this introduction is especially meaningful during National EMS Week (17-23), when communities across our nation are celebrating the extraordinary service EMS practitioners provide in responding to the healthcare needs of our communities. 

The Field EMS Bill would modernize our nation’s EMS System as an innovative, patient-centered and efficient 21st century system that underscores value as the cornerstone for improving the quality and outcomes of patient care, and lowering healthcare costs.

The Field EMS Bill addresses many of the challenges EMS systems face while trying to fulfill public expectations that all who need EMS can depend upon the highest quality of care and transport to the most appropriate clinical setting. The first bill to seriously look at Field EMS issues since the 1960s, the act would improve access to essential and life-saving EMS services and better integrate Field EMS within the larger healthcare system.

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