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Death Rate to Increase in London – and – The Medicare Tomato

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There’s links to three articles here, regarding British Healthcare, US healthcare, politics… and a really good one on tomatos. (yes, really. It’s awesome) Read em’

Change Medicare? Save EMS

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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!

A Shoutout Across the Pond to our British EMS Bretheren

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We could learn a lot from the British EMS system. Our EMS bretheren in the UK have quite a few things figured out that we’ve been trying to get here in the US. EMS 2.0 anyone?

EMS 2.0 as Explained to My Brother

I had a good conversation with my brother the other day. We talked about this “blogging” stuff I do and the topic turned to EMS 2.0. Guess what he wants me to do?

Are We the Gatekeepers to the Emergency Healthcare System? – EMS 2.0

EMS 2.0 has so much potential to save billions in unneccesary healthcare costs here in the US. Could this be an example? In this scenario, I tell the story of what I’ve put into practice since the Chronicles of EMS came on the scene.

EMS Pay Sucks!! (Part 4) – We Control the Market

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.

EMS Pay Sucks! Let’s do something about it

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I’ll be kicking EMS compensation squarely in the butt over the next few posts due to the fact that I’m mad as heck and I don’t plan on taking it anymore. Here’s the introduction and some pre-reading.

Paramedics Providing Physicals? Decreasing Healthcare Costs and Improving Care – EMS 2.0

Brainstorming ways that Paramedics and EMS could improve the Healthcare system and save money is part of EMS 2.0. Could a paramedic provide your next annual physical exam? Maybe we should.

Socialized Medicine in the US – Everyone! Please read this and LOOK AT THE FREAKING CHART

http://www.rollcall.com/issues/55_12/news/37125-1.html?type=printer_friendly This article is from a congressional newsletter and has information presented by both sides. Please read it. Then e-mail it. Then link to it. Thanks y’all.

The Current US Economy and EMS: An In-depth look at how this mess will affect 911 in your community

The Emergency Medical Services industry is a plucky, hard-driven lot these days. We’re the healthcare safety net for every socioeconomic class. When the normal points of entry into the healthcare system fail to catch a disease process or when the unthinkable happens, calling 911 for an ambulance is the best option for most people. In […]

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