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In the 09/30/2021 edition:

 

Webinars

October 15 | Digital Marketing for EMS Recruitment & Retention

October 28 | AIMHI | Best Practices for Mitigating the EMS Workforce Shortage

On-Demand | Phase 4 Provider Relief Funding

On-Demand | Quick Take: COVID-19 Vaccination Accommodation Requests

On-Demand | Quick Take: Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Exec Orders

On-Demand | COVID-19 EMS Clinical & Operational Insights

On-Demand | Quick Take: Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines & Reasonable Accommodations

On-Demand | OSHA ETS Q&A Quick Take

On-Demand | Flipping OFF the Switch on HOT Emergency Medical Vehicle Responses!

On-Demand | EMS Balance Billing Quick Take—July 7, 2021

On-Demand | OSHA’s New Emergency Temporary Standard

On-Demand | Marijuana in the EMS Workplace Quick Take

On-Demand | Canna-Business Decisions: Challenges for EMS Employers in a Time of Legalized Marijuana

On-Demand | ICYMI: The TIP Waiver and Everything You Need To Know

On-Demand | Treatment In Place Livestream

On-Demand | End Annual Reviews!

On-Demand | Canna-Business Decisions: Challenges for EMS Employers in a Time of Legalized Marijuana

On-Demand | American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 for EMS

On-Demand | 2021 Medicare Update Part 2

On-Demand | Cybersecurity for EMS: Combatting The Cyber Kill Chain
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Executive, Finance, Legislative, Regulatory, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Provider Relief Fund

Application Open: COVID-19 Provider Relief Funding

By AAA Staff on Sep 29, 2021 01:27 pm

From HHS on September 29, 2021 The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), has announced a new application cycle for $25.5 billion in COVID-19 provider funding. Applicants will be able to apply for both Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Phase 4 and American Rescue Plan (ARP) Rural payments during the […]

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Executive, Finance, Legislative, Regulatory, Webinars, coronavirus, COVID-19, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Provider Relief Fund, video

HHS PRF Tranche 4 | Important Funding Opportunity for EMS Providers

By scottmoore1 on Sep 29, 2021 08:27 am

Speaker: Scott Moore, Esq. | Share on Facebook This funding opportunity will distribute $25.5 billion in additional Phase 4 General Distribution for EMS agencies and American Rescue Plan (ARP) payments for qualified rural providers who furnish services to Medicaid/CHIP and Medicare beneficiaries. It is critical for all #EMS providers to apply for this funding opportunity […]

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Member-Only, Publications, 2020, 2021, member benefits

Download Your Member E-Books!

By AAA Staff on Sep 27, 2021 11:18 am

Did you know? All American Ambulance Association PDF E-Books are now free to members! This $1000+ value is yet another way that AAA is delivering value through membership. Not yet a member? Join today to gain access!

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Employee Benefits, Employee Wellness, Suicide, Firefighters Behavioral Health Alliance, mental and behavioral health

Support & Counseling for Medics

By AAA Staff on Sep 26, 2021 11:34 am

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Drugs & Pharma, Regulatory, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), coronavirus, COVID-19, vaccines

CMS Will Pay for COVID-19 Booster Shots, Eligible Consumers Can Receive at No Cost

By AAA Staff on Sep 24, 2021 04:23 pm

From CMS on September 24, 2021 CMS Will Pay for COVID-19 Booster Shots, Eligible Consumers Can Receive at No Cost Coverage without cost-sharing available for eligible people with Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, and Most Commercial Health Insurance Coverage Following the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent action that authorized a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 […]

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Regulatory, EMS.gov, survey

EMS.gov | EMS Medical Director Survey

By AAA Staff on Sep 20, 2021 10:20 am

EMS and 911 Physician Medical Directors Invited to Participate in Workforce Assessment Survey National Association of EMS Physicians conducting a national, anonymous survey of EMS, 911, fire and law enforcement medical directors The National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) is conducting the first national EMS Physician Medical Directors Workforce Assessment in the United States. All […]

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Government Affairs, COVID-19, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Medicaid, Medicare, Provider Relief Fund

HHS Provides More Details on Phase 4 and Rural Provider Relief Fund Distribution

By Kathy Lester on Sep 16, 2021 12:57 pm

As previously reported by the AAA, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced that it will open on September 29, Phase 4 of the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) to allocate $17 billion dollars for COVID-19 relief. In addition, it will provide $8.5 billion specifically for rural providers. On September 15, HHS held […]

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Executive, Finance, Regulatory, coronavirus, COVID-19, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Provider Relief Fund

HRSA Announces 60-Day Grace Period for Provider Relief Fund Reporting

By Brian Werfel on Sep 15, 2021 03:31 pm

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Regulatory, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

CMS | National Stakeholder Call with the Administrator

By AAA Staff on Sep 14, 2021 05:03 pm

You are invited to join the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS), Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, and her leadership team, to hear key updates from her first 100 days in office. The Administrator’s vision is for CMS to serve the public as a trusted partner and steward, dedicated to advancing health equity, expanding […]

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Cost Data Collection, Cost Survey, Uncategorized, ambulance cost education, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), cost data collection, webinar

TODAY | CMS Cost Data Collection System Q&A Session

By AAA Staff on Sep 14, 2021 05:35 am

CMS Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection Q&A Session Tuesday, September 14 from 2-3 pm ET CMS is hosting a Q&A session about the Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection System tomorrow at 2:00pm Eastern. Do you have questions about the Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection System? Join this live Q&A session. You may also send questions […]

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Advocacy Priorities, Executive, Government Affairs, Legislative, Regulatory, COVID-19, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Provider Relief Fund

HHS: Availability of Add’l $25.5 Billion in COVID-19 Provider Funding

By scottmoore1 on Sep 10, 2021 04:17 pm

HHS Announces the Availability of $25.5 Billion in COVID-19 Provider Funding This morning the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it will be making $25.5 billion in new funding available for healthcare providers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding, available through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will include $8.5 […]

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AAA HQ, Public Safety Officers Benefit (PSOB), September 11 (9/11)

Honoring the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

By AAA Staff on Sep 10, 2021 09:30 am

This week marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Now, and always, #EMS honors the memory of the lives lost in the #September11 attacks. We will never forget the ultimate sacrifice offered by our fellow #firstresponders. #911memorial #NeverForget #SupportEMS #AlwaysOpen #heroes pic.twitter.com/oVhgnL1sqj — AmericanAmbulanceAsc (@amerambassoc) September 10, 2021

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Regulatory, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), coronavirus, COVID-19, President Joe Biden, vaccines

Biden Issues Exec Orders Requiring COVID-19 Vaccinations

By scottmoore1 on Sep 10, 2021 08:31 am

The Biden Administration Issues Several Executive Orders Requiring Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination On September 9, 2021, the Biden Administration issued several Executive Orders which impact more than 100 million workers in an effort to end the COVID-19 pandemic.  The two Executive Orders, Executive Order on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees and Executive Order […]

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Operations, Patient Care, Regulatory, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), coronavirus, COVID-19, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

HHS/ASPR Project ECHO COVID-19 Clinical Rounds

By AAA Staff on Sep 07, 2021 03:57 pm

From HHS/ASPR – Project ECHO COVID Clinical Rounds COVID-19 CLINICAL ROUNDS A Peer-to-Peer Virtual Community of Practice We Are Back! Thank you for your support in the HHS/ASPR – Project ECHO COVID Clinical Rounds.To sign up for emails regarding upcoming HHS/ASPR COVID-19 sessions, please click here! You will be redirected to a page that will allow you to […]

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Cost Data Collection, Cost Survey, ambulance cost education, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), cost data collection

CMS Webinar | Cost Collection Q&A

By AAA Staff on Sep 02, 2021 04:13 pm

From CMS Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection System: Question and Answer Session on September 14, 2021 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET. To participate in the Q&A session, you must register for the session at: https://cms.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_tuyiGdvORRiTXbmPaTQ1zg. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Do you have questions about the Medicare […]

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Regulatory, State-Level Advocacy, EMS Compact

Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice Selects Ray Mollers as its Executive Director

By AAA Staff on Sep 01, 2021 04:40 pm

National Partner Release, September 1, 2021 From the Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice For Additional Information, Contact:  Dan Manz, Educator, dmanz@emscompact.gov Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice selects Ray Mollers as its Executive Director The Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice (ICEMSPP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ray Mollers as its first Executive Director. Mr. […]

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40 Under 40

2021 40 Under 40 | Jason Kirk | South Carolina

By American Ambulance Association on Aug 31, 2021 03:40 pm

40 Under 40 nominees were selected based on their contributions to the American Ambulance Association, their employer, state ambulance association, other professional associations, and/or the EMS profession. ____ Jason Kirk Manager Ambulance Services Prisma Health Ambulance Services Simpsonville, South Carolina LinkedIn Nominated by: Steven Howell Biography Jason Kirk has been a Paramedic for over 16 […]

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40 Under 40

2021 40 Under 40 | Ben Summer | Minnesota

By American Ambulance Association on Aug 31, 2021 03:29 pm

40 Under 40 nominees were selected based on their contributions to the American Ambulance Association, their employer, state ambulance association, other professional associations, and/or the EMS profession. ____   Ben Summer Regional Clinical Manager Life Link III 8009 34th Ave S, Suite 1300, Minnesota LinkedIn Nominated by: Kolby Kolbet Biography Ben Summer is a Regional […]

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40 Under 40

2021 40 Under 40 | Lesley Osborn | Texas

By American Ambulance Association on Aug 31, 2021 03:27 pm

40 Under 40 nominees were selected based on their contributions to the American Ambulance Association, their employer, state ambulance association, other professional associations, and/or the EMS profession. ____ Lesley Osborn Medical Director Memorial Hermann Life Flight 6411 Fannin St Houston, Texas LinkedIn Nominated by: Justin Reed Biography Dr. Osborn attended Clemson University where she graduated […]

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40 Under 40

2021 40 Under 40 | Justin Reed | Texas

By American Ambulance Association on Aug 31, 2021 03:25 pm

40 Under 40 nominees were selected based on their contributions to the American Ambulance Association, their employer, state ambulance association, other professional associations, and/or the EMS profession. ____ Justin Reed Assistant Chief, EMS Cy-Fair Fire Department 10710 Telge Rd, Houston TX 77095 LinkedIn Nominated by: Lesley Osborn Biography Justin Reed is currently the Assistant Chief […]

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40 Under 40

2021 40 Under 40 | Sandra Whaley | California

By American Ambulance Association on Aug 31, 2021 03:21 pm

40 Under 40 nominees were selected based on their contributions to the American Ambulance Association, their employer, state ambulance association, other professional associations, and/or the EMS profession. ____ Sandra Whaley Vice President of Communications Medic Ambulance Service 506 Couch Street, California Nominated by: Rob Lawrence Biography Sandra Whaley is the Vice president of Communications for […]

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40 Under 40

2021 40 Under 40 | James Pierson | California

By American Ambulance Association on Aug 31, 2021 03:20 pm

40 Under 40 nominees were selected based on their contributions to the American Ambulance Association, their employer, state ambulance association, other professional associations, and/or the EMS profession. ____ James Pierson President and COO Medic Ambulance Service 506 Couch Street, California LinkedIn Twitter: @JPmedic632 Nominated by: Rob Lawrence Biography James Pierson FACPE is President and Chief […]

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40 Under 40

2021 40 Under 40 | Jacob Grant | Oregon

By American Ambulance Association on Aug 31, 2021 03:19 pm

40 Under 40 nominees were selected based on their contributions to the American Ambulance Association, their employer, state ambulance association, other professional associations, and/or the EMS profession. ____ Jacob Grant Director of Operations Metro West Ambulance Oregon Nominated by: Tom BeLusko Biography Jacob Grant is an effective hands-on leader with 17 years of EMS experience. […]

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40 Under 40

2021 40 Under 40 | Ryan Huser | Wisconsin

By American Ambulance Association on Aug 31, 2021 03:18 pm

40 Under 40 nominees were selected based on their contributions to the American Ambulance Association, their employer, state ambulance association, other professional associations, and/or the EMS profession. ____ Ryan Huser Lead Paramedic Instructor at Mid-State Technical College Mid-State Technical College Ripon, Wisconsin LinkedIn Nominated by: Joshua Schmidt Biography Ryan started his journey in Emergency Medicine […]

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40 Under 40

2021 40 Under 40 | Brian Hupp | Tennessee

By American Ambulance Association on Aug 31, 2021 03:17 pm

40 Under 40 nominees were selected based on their contributions to the American Ambulance Association, their employer, state ambulance association, other professional associations, and/or the EMS profession. ____ Brian Hupp Director of Emergency Medical Services Maury Regional Health 1701 Creekstone Drive, Tennessee LinkedIn Nominated by: Rob Lawrence Biography Brian Hupp is the director of EMS […]

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40 Under 40

2021 40 Under 40 | Jeremey Hollrah | Missouri

By American Ambulance Association on Aug 31, 2021 03:17 pm

40 Under 40 nominees were selected based on their contributions to the American Ambulance Association, their employer, state ambulance association, other professional associations, and/or the EMS profession. ____ Jeremey Hollrah Deputy Chief of Special Operations St. Charles County Ambulance District St. Charles, Missouri LinkedIn Nominated by: Kyle Gaines Biography In 2020, St. Charles County Ambulance […]

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40 Under 40

2021 40 Under 40 | Carly Alley | California

By American Ambulance Association on Aug 31, 2021 03:16 pm

40 Under 40 nominees were selected based on their contributions to the American Ambulance Association, their employer, state ambulance association, other professional associations, and/or the EMS profession. ____ Carly Alley Executive Director Riggs Ambulance Service Merced, California LinkedIn Nominated by: Rob Lawrence Biography Carly Alley is the Executive Director of Riggs Ambulance Service of Merced […]

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40 Under 40

2021 40 Under 40 | Brian Bayani | Texas

By American Ambulance Association on Aug 31, 2021 03:15 pm

40 Under 40 nominees were selected based on their contributions to the American Ambulance Association, their employer, state ambulance association, other professional associations, and/or the EMS profession. ____ Brian Bayani Executive Director Northwest Community Health 29530 Quinn Road, Texas LinkedIn Nominated by: Marco Kimassi Biography Chief Brian Bayani started his career in 2000 as a […]

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