The “Fee-for-Transport” revenue model has failed us. EMS has grown to fit the healthcare payment system and has limited so much of our profession’s evolution. We need new revenue streams and innovation, not archaic regulation. Viva EMS!
“Art Purchased by Experts who are not spending their own, personal money” – Ann Arbor, MI is trying to redefine “Art” by spending what “experts” call a “WHOLE BOATLOAD O’ CASH” on “art” while laying off firefighters. You’ll laugh and get ticked off with this. Mostly ticked off.
Rural EMS has it’s challenges, not the least of which are the low pay and long hours. I believe that the lives of those in the sticks are just as important as the lives of those in the city and that rural folk need paramedics too. This is a fictional letter with a very real message.
Here are four quick questions about EMS that have emerged from my sleepy brain this morning. Care to think about them? You might even want to answer them and add your opinion. At any rate, I gotta get me some coffee.
Low Price. High Quality. Good Service – Of those three choices, which two do you want our profession to pick? It’s time for a little economics and some collective awakening of our profession. Let’s change the rules of the game.