Advancing the EMS profession

Letters and Comments

The following communications have been issued by NAEMT in support of, or to comment on, pending or existing federal legislation or regulation. Click on the column header to sort the list.




CategoryTitleDescription
EMS FundingLetter to Senate and House Appropriations Committee leadersRequests the Labor-HHS-Education Conference Report to include the House level of $31 million in FY 2024 appropriations.
Pending LegislationLetter to Senate LeadersSupports continuation of Emergency Medical Services for Children Program Reauthorization Act of 2024 for an additional five years.
EMS FundingMemo to CMS on GEMT Reiumbursement ProgramAddresses NAEMT's concerns as it relates to CMS approval of GEMT supplemental payment programs for new states.
Proposed LegislationLetter to House and Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee leaders Opposes any legislation that would increase the legal size or weight limits of trucks because of the serious safety risks inherent in allowing bigger trucks on our nation’s roads and bridges.
EMS IssueLetter to Senate Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions (HELP) Committee leadersRequests immediate action to address a longstanding undercounting of EMS personnel.
EMS IssueLetter to House Education & Workforce Committee leadersRequests immediate action to address a longstanding undercounting of EMS personnel.
Proposed LegislationResponse to GAPB Advisory Committee Questions NAEMT responds to questions posed by the Ground Ambulance Payment Billing Advisory Committee.
Pending LegislationLetter to VA Secretary on Travel Pay Final RuleRequest to delay implementation of the final rule entitled “Change in Rates VA Pays for Special Modes of Transportation.”
Pending LegislationLetter to Congressional Transportation Committee LeadersRequests that Congress oppose H.R. 3372 and H.R. 2948, which would introduce significant weight increases for commercial trucks.
Proposed LegislationIncrease in size and weight of trucksOpposes any legislation that would increase the legal size or weight limits of trucks because of the serious safety risks inherent in allowing bigger trucks on our nation’s roads and bridges.
Pending LegislationLetter to U.S. Drug Enforcement AdministrationUrges prioritization of promulgating the final rule implementing the Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2017.
EMS IssueLetter to CMS leaders re: ET3 modelRequests a detailed briefing on the reasons for the ET3 model termination and the immediate release of all qualitative data showing savings in EMS.
EMS IssueLetter to U.S. Dept. of Transportation SecretaryMultiple stakeholders request U.S. DOT to issue a comprehensive standard requiring a system in new vehicles that alerts drivers and detects the presence of an occupant in the entirety of the passenger compartment.
Proposed LegislationLetter to Congressional leadersSupports funds for EMS workforce development.
EMS IssueNAEMT comment to GAPB CommitteeExpresses concern with the composition of the GAPB Advisory Committee and the failure to identify appointees who can represent the major aspects of the ground ambulance service industry.
Pending LegislationSIREN funding for rural EMSRequests robust appropriations to bolster rural EMS agencies and fire departments in delivering essential health care for rural America.
Pending LegislationFunding for the Emergency Medical Services for Children in (FY) 2024 appropriations bill.Requests $28.134 million in funding for the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
EMS IssueLetter to CAAS Standards CommitteeComment on the proposed revisions to the CAAS Standards as outlined in the draft 4.0 document.
Pending LegislationEMS-Fire Letter to Congressional leaders on 4% PAYGO Sequester CutImplores Congress to waive the statutory Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) rules and prevent the 4% additional cut to Medicare provider and supplier reimbursement.
Pending LegislationJoint letter to Congressional leadersRequests that the current Medicare add-ons be raised for ambulance services provided in certain areas for the next five years.
Pending LegislationJoint letter to U.S. Appropriations Committee leadersRequest the Labor-HHS-Education Conference Report include the Senate level of $15 million for Rural EMS Equipment and Training Assistance (REMSTEA) grants.
Pending LegislationLetter to Senate and House leadersRequest the Labor-HHS-Education Conference Report include the Senate level of $15 million for Rural EMS Equipment and Training Assistance (REMSTEA) grants.
EMS IssueJoint letter to Department of TransportationShares concerns regarding the crisis-level availability of ambulance chassis and its impact on the delivery of ambulances to all services nationwide.
EMS IssueNAEMT Comment to NREMT22-Resolution-13Supports state EMS offices selection of accreditation agency(s) for paramedic accreditation in their states; students graduating from regionally or nationally accredited paramedic program being allowed by NREMT to sit for the paramedic exam.
EMS FundingPublic Statement to NHTSAComment provided to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requesting funding and rulemaking in the National Roadway Safety Strategy (NRSS).
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