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Ask Congress Today to Sustain, Protect EMS During COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 23, 2020

The Senate has not yet finalized and passed the Phase 3 COVID-19 legislative package to address the expanding impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on America’s public health system and the broader economy.
  • Phase 1—the supplemental appropriations bill—has already become law.
  • Phase 2—targeted relief for individuals, including paid family leave—has become law.
  • Phase 3—broader economic “bridge” bill designed to deliver cash to individuals to help them weather the downturn, as well as industry-specific relief—is being finalized NOW.
Take Action Today

EMS has a critical opportunity to sustain its services throughout the COVID-19 response and protect its personnel and patients. Please contact your members of Congress immediately to request inclusion of EMS into the Phase 3 Coronavirus bill including:
  • COVID-19 Response Reimbursement for all EMS
  • Priority Access to PPE for All EMS Personnel
  • Priority testing for All EMS Personnel and Their Families
  • Tax Deduction for All EMS Personnel
  • Access and Priority to Vital Prehospital Medications for All EMS
  • Direct funding to All EMS for Ventilators and Other Required Medical Equipment for Prehospital Patient Care
  • Direct funding to EMS to Purchase Ambulances
  • Funding for Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to Pay the A0998 HCPCS Code CMS Reimbursement for Community Paramedicine
  • Ensure All EMS Personnel are Covered in Applicable Provisions of the bill
TAKE ACTION NOW to advocate for the safety of you and your family, your colleagues, and your patients and to sustain your agency.