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Rural Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Trauma – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Nov 23, 2020 - Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing the national expansion of the Prior Authorization Model for Repetitive, Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Transports to all states, but delaying the implementation of the expansion to all additional states due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. The model will continue to operate in the states currently participating in the model. CMS will continue to monitor the Public Health Emergency and will provide public notice before implementing the model in additional states.
Source: Federal Register
Oct 5, 2020 - Notice of a proposed rule from the Drug Enforcement Agency regarding the handling of controlled substances by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professionals and changes to the registration, security, recordkeeping, inventory, and administering requirements for EMS agencies. Comments on the proposed rule are due by December 4, 2020.
Source: Federal Register

Last Updated: 11/23/2020