COVID Bill to End ‘ Surprise ’ Medical Bills
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — People with private health insurance will see the nasty shock of “surprise” medical bills virtually gone, thanks to the coronavirus compromise passed by Congress. The charges that can run from hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars come from doctors and hospitals that are outside the network of a patient’s health insurance plan. It’s estimated that about 1 in 5 emergency visits and 1 in 6 inpatient admissions will trigger a surprise bill. Although lawmakers of both parties long agreed that the practice amounted to abusive billing, a ...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 22, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

COVID Bill to End ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — People with private health insurance will see the nasty shock of “surprise” medical bills virtually gone, thanks to the coronavirus compromise passed by Congress. The charges that can run from hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars come from doctors and hospitals that are outside the network of a patient’s health insurance plan. It’s estimated that about 1 in 5 emergency visits and 1 in 6 inpatient admissions will trigger a surprise bill. Although lawmakers of both parties long agreed that the practice amounted to abusive billing, a ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 22, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

COVID Bill to End ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — People with private health insurance will see the nasty shock of “surprise” medical bills virtually gone, thanks to the coronavirus compromise passed by Congress. The charges that can run from hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars come from doctors and hospitals that are outside the network of a patient’s health insurance plan. It’s estimated that about 1 in 5 emergency visits and 1 in 6 inpatient admissions will trigger a surprise bill. Although lawmakers of both parties long agreed that the practice amounted to abusive billing, a ...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 22, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

COVID Bill to End ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — People with private health insurance will see the nasty shock of “surprise” medical bills virtually gone, thanks to the coronavirus compromise passed by Congress. The charges that can run from hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars come from doctors and hospitals that are outside the network of a patient’s health insurance plan. It’s estimated that about 1 in 5 emergency visits and 1 in 6 inpatient admissions will trigger a surprise bill. Although lawmakers of both parties long agreed that the practice amounted to abusive billing, a ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 22, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

Congress shields patients from unexpected medical bills
The first federal protections for surprise billing are part of the pandemic relief package. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

Congress of Mobile Medical Professionals Publishes COVID-19 Vaccinations Guidance
The Congress of Mobile Medical Professionals, or CoMMP — a diverse collective comprising all facets of our diverse industry, including Fire, Emergency Medical Services, Community Paramedicine, legal, billing, technology, regulatory, and academia — announced today that it has published two documents, detailed below, that reflect a novel and nationwide perspective on key topics related to the practice of Mobile Medicine. Both papers can be downloaded via the organization’s website, www.CoMMP.org. Related Emergency Considerations in COVID-19 Vaccine AdministrationInternational Association of EMS Chiefs Release Pa...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Congress of Mobile Medical Professionals Publishes COVID-19 Vaccinations Guidance
The Congress of Mobile Medical Professionals, or CoMMP — a diverse collective comprising all facets of our diverse industry, including Fire, Emergency Medical Services, Community Paramedicine, legal, billing, technology, regulatory, and academia — announced today that it has published two documents, detailed below, that reflect a novel and nationwide perspective on key topics related to the practice of Mobile Medicine. Both papers can be downloaded via the organization’s website, www.CoMMP.org. Related Emergency Considerations in COVID-19 Vaccine AdministrationInternational Association of EMS Chiefs Release Pa...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Congress of Mobile Medical Professionals Publishes COVID-19 Vaccinations Guidance
The Congress of Mobile Medical Professionals, or CoMMP — a diverse collective comprising all facets of our diverse industry, including Fire, Emergency Medical Services, Community Paramedicine, legal, billing, technology, regulatory, and academia — announced today that it has published two documents, detailed below, that reflect a novel and nationwide perspective on key topics related to the practice of Mobile Medicine. Both papers can be downloaded via the organization’s website, www.CoMMP.org. Related Emergency Considerations in COVID-19 Vaccine AdministrationInternational Association of EMS Chiefs Release Pa...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Congress of Mobile Medical Professionals Publishes COVID-19 Vaccinations Guidance
The Congress of Mobile Medical Professionals, or CoMMP — a diverse collective comprising all facets of our diverse industry, including Fire, Emergency Medical Services, Community Paramedicine, legal, billing, technology, regulatory, and academia — announced today that it has published two documents, detailed below, that reflect a novel and nationwide perspective on key topics related to the practice of Mobile Medicine. Both papers can be downloaded via the organization’s website, www.CoMMP.org. Related Emergency Considerations in COVID-19 Vaccine AdministrationInternational Association of EMS Chiefs Release Pa...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Congress of Mobile Medical Professionals Publishes COVID-19 Vaccinations Guidance
The Congress of Mobile Medical Professionals, or CoMMP — a diverse collective comprising all facets of our diverse industry, including Fire, Emergency Medical Services, Community Paramedicine, legal, billing, technology, regulatory, and academia — announced today that it has published two documents, detailed below, that reflect a novel and nationwide perspective on key topics related to the practice of Mobile Medicine. Both papers can be downloaded via the organization’s website, www.CoMMP.org. Related Emergency Considerations in COVID-19 Vaccine AdministrationInternational Association of EMS Chiefs Release Pa...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Congress of Mobile Medical Professionals Publishes COVID-19 Vaccinations Guidance
The Congress of Mobile Medical Professionals, or CoMMP — a diverse collective comprising all facets of our diverse industry, including Fire, Emergency Medical Services, Community Paramedicine, legal, billing, technology, regulatory, and academia — announced today that it has published two documents, detailed below, that reflect a novel and nationwide perspective on key topics related to the practice of Mobile Medicine. Both papers can be downloaded via the organization’s website, www.CoMMP.org. Related Emergency Considerations in COVID-19 Vaccine AdministrationInternational Association of EMS Chiefs Release Pa...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Study Lays Out EMS Options in Traverse City (MI)
Jordan Travis The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. (MCT) Dec. 15—TRAVERSE CITY — As a new ambulance provider takes over throughout northwest Michigan, city leaders are mulling the future of emergency medical services in Traverse City. Most commissioners said at a study session Monday that they’re not interested in continuing with a status quo where Traverse City Fire Department responds to medical calls and Mobile Medical Response transports the patient to the hospital if needed. There are plenty of options to consider, and while the city enters into contract negotia...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed EMS EMT Michigan Paramedic Source Type: news

Study Lays Out EMS Options in Traverse City (MI)
Jordan Travis The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. (MCT) Dec. 15—TRAVERSE CITY — As a new ambulance provider takes over throughout northwest Michigan, city leaders are mulling the future of emergency medical services in Traverse City. Most commissioners said at a study session Monday that they’re not interested in continuing with a status quo where Traverse City Fire Department responds to medical calls and Mobile Medical Response transports the patient to the hospital if needed. There are plenty of options to consider, and while the city enters into contract negotia...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed EMS EMT Michigan Paramedic Source Type: news

Study Lays Out EMS Options in Traverse City (MI)
Jordan Travis The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. (MCT) Dec. 15—TRAVERSE CITY — As a new ambulance provider takes over throughout northwest Michigan, city leaders are mulling the future of emergency medical services in Traverse City. Most commissioners said at a study session Monday that they’re not interested in continuing with a status quo where Traverse City Fire Department responds to medical calls and Mobile Medical Response transports the patient to the hospital if needed. There are plenty of options to consider, and while the city enters into contract negotia...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed EMS EMT Michigan Paramedic Source Type: news

Study Lays Out EMS Options in Traverse City (MI)
Jordan Travis The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. (MCT) Dec. 15—TRAVERSE CITY — As a new ambulance provider takes over throughout northwest Michigan, city leaders are mulling the future of emergency medical services in Traverse City. Most commissioners said at a study session Monday that they’re not interested in continuing with a status quo where Traverse City Fire Department responds to medical calls and Mobile Medical Response transports the patient to the hospital if needed. There are plenty of options to consider, and while the city enters into contract negotia...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed EMS EMT Michigan Paramedic Source Type: news