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New EMS task force will evaluate services statewide, recommend new standards

| Aug 26, 2022 | Colorado

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has established a 20-member EMS system sustainability task force to evaluate medical services and systems throughout the state.     Approved in June, the Ambulance Service Sustainability and State Licensing law allows CDPHE to set statewide standards for ground ambulance agencies, similar...[ Read More ]

Abbott administration to host a series of EMS committee meetings open to public this week

| May 23, 2022 | Texas

The Governor’s EMS and Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC) will hold a series of public-facing committee meetings on emergency and health services in Austin on May 24-25th.     The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) plans to use the forum to address public comments pertaining to topics related to Emergency...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: Roe v. Wade, Rural hospitals, Surprise billing

| May 12, 2022 | Texas

Late last month, CMS dropped its challenge of Texas's 1115 Medicaid waiver, ending a year-long dispute between the Biden administration and HHSC that held the future of Texas Medicaid in the balance. HHSC's original waiver, granted by the Trump administration in January of 2020, is now reinstated, securing the state's...[ Read More ]

City of Austin and EMS Association to negotiate disputed pay through mediator this month

| May 2, 2022 | Texas

The Austin Emergency Medical Services Association (AEMSA) and the City of Austin are at odds over base pay for its medics and will mediate negotiations through arbitration this month. The two sides will meet on May 3rd to continue negotiating the new terms of the Austin Travis County Emergency Medical...[ Read More ]