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The Power of Community in a Nueces County Fire Station

By authenticweb | December 19, 2022 | Comments Off on The Power of Community in a Nueces County Fire Station

In the words of Nueces County ESD #2, “just as important as responding to emergencies is supporting our beloved community.” These words are taken to heart, especially in December. EMERGICON’s Southwest Texas Account Manager, Nikki Mattick, recently walked into ESD #2 fire station to find the day room and hallway filled with bags of candy […]

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Strengths of EMS: 24/7 response

Strengths of EMS: 24/7 Response

By authenticweb | December 12, 2022 | Comments Off on Strengths of EMS: 24/7 Response

Dan Sullivan, the founder of The Strategic Coach Inc. and creator of the Strategic Coach® Program, developed a methodology for assessment named D.O.S., which stands for Dangers, Opportunities, and Strengths. Strengths encompass our unique skills and abilities, opportunities offer the possibility to gain something, while dangers refer to things we are afraid of losing. In […]

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EMS shortage of paramedics texas

Dangers facing EMS: Shortage of Paramedics

By authenticweb | November 7, 2022 | Comments Off on Dangers facing EMS: Shortage of Paramedics

Danger to EMS: Shortage of Paramedics Dan Sullivan, the founder of The Strategic Coach Inc. and creator of the Strategic Coach® Program, developed a methodology for assessment named D.O.S., which stands for Dangers, Opportunities, and Strengths. Dangers refer to things we are afraid of losing, opportunities offer the possibility to gain something, and strengths encompass […]

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The moving population

By Paige Dawson | October 3, 2022 | Comments Off on The moving population

In Texas, we see population fluctuations for many reasons. With a thriving economy, people from across the country are drawn to Texas for employment opportunities in technology, agriculture, oil, the arts, and sciences. Companies appreciate the pro-business practices of our state and bring their headquarters and offices here. As a Texan, you might often hear […]

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The changing Texas population

By Paige Dawson | September 26, 2022 | Comments Off on The changing Texas population

When you work as a first responder, and specifically in an ambulance, you see changes in our cities’ demographic makeup more directly than most. The fact that our populations are changing will come as no surprise to you, but the impact of these shifts on emergency medical services may. COVID-19 has changed the world significantly. […]

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Why Collection Rate Isn't The Best Performance Metric

Why Collection Rate Isn’t the Best Metric for EMS Billing Performance

By Paige Dawson | August 19, 2022 | Comments Off on Why Collection Rate Isn’t the Best Metric for EMS Billing Performance

If you’ve had any conversations about billing for ambulance services or Emergency Medical Services (EMS), you have likely heard about tracking your collection rate. But before you make any decisions, here are some things you should know about collection rates. If EMS billing is done correctly, a 100% collection rate is impossible. The collection rate […]

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Let’s Talk about Surprise Billing

By Paige Dawson | August 15, 2022 | Comments Off on Let’s Talk about Surprise Billing

EMERGICON’s Founder and CEO Christopher Turner shares his unique perspective on Surprise Billing and its impact on EMS in this recorded conversation.

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paying for emergency medical services

Paying for Emergency Medical Services: Readiness versus Utilization

By authenticweb | July 8, 2022 | Comments Off on Paying for Emergency Medical Services: Readiness versus Utilization

When a 911 operator answers a call, the person on the other end of the line is often nervous and seeking immediate help. Much like the first responders who don’t hesitate to rush to their aid, most callers don’t pause to consider the cost of the emergency medical services they need or their ability to […]

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Private Ambulance Service Vs Public Ambulance Service

Public Ambulance Agencies and Private Ambulance Agencies – What’s the difference?

By authenticweb | July 1, 2022 | Comments Off on Public Ambulance Agencies and Private Ambulance Agencies – What’s the difference?

When you’re running a city, you have a lot of things to think about. You have to ensure the safety of your citizens, maintain the budget, and address the concerns of everyone involved. Another area of responsibility is ensuring that the ambulance transportation service you use is ready to respond at all times. And that […]

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