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Rick Maricle: EMS Considerations for the Operational K9

February 13, 2023

This blog series offers a sneak peek into the speakers and sessions at our upcoming annual conference Education by the Sea, May 10-12, 2023, in Port Aransas, Texas. This week we are profiling Rick Maricle, who is on the agenda to speak Thursday, May 11, at 1:40 p.m. Did you know several states have recently […]

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Suh Hughart, San Marcos, Hayes County EMS Instructor, Paramedic,

Suh Hughart-Hidden in Plain Sight: Human Trafficking in America

February 6, 2023

This blog series offers a sneak peek into the speakers and sessions at our upcoming annual conference Education by the Sea, May 10-12, 2023, in Port Aransas, Texas. This week we are profiling Suh Hughart, who is on the agenda to speak Thursday, May 11, at 10 a.m. Although Suh Hughart realizes it’s a cliché […]

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Community Paramedicine Program

Community Paramedicine programs expanding in Texas

February 2, 2023

Learn about the effective Community Paramedicine Program that provides alternative care options for frequent users of Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

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Scott Lail - Education by the Sea Speaker, Cleburne Fire Department

Scott Lail: The Way of the Shepherd

January 30, 2023

This blog series offers a sneak peek into the speakers and sessions at our upcoming annual conference Education by the Sea, May 10-12, 2023, in Port Aransas, Texas. This week we are profiling Scott Lail, who is on the agenda to speak Friday, May 12, at 12 p.m. Scott Lail said he’s blessed to be […]

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Macara Trusty, Education by the Sea

Macara Trusty: The Importance of Employee Retention

January 23, 2023

This blog series offers a sneak peek into the speakers and sessions at our upcoming annual conference Education by the Sea, May 10-12, 2023, in Port Aransas, Texas. This week we are profiling Macara Trusty, who is on the agenda to speak Thursday, May 11, 12:40 p.m. -1:30 p.m. After being in a major head-on […]

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Ambulance Inflation Factor Increase

Ambulance Inflation Factor at 8.7%

January 16, 2023

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) set the new Ambulance Inflation Factor (AIF) at 8.7% for the calendar year 2023. Ambulance services will receive this additional Medicare reimbursement now for ambulance transportation. This is the highest annual ambulance inflation factor since the current fee schedule from 2002. It’s also the largest year-over-year increase on […]

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ET3 Reimbursement-Texas Medicaid Approved

Texas Medicaid Approved ET3 Model as a Covered Benefit

January 9, 2023

A new Medicaid benefit changes the emergency services landscape in Texas. Here’s why it matters. The Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) model, which started in 2019, pays EMS agencies for treatment and transports beyond the emergency room – such as in place or to alternate destinations. Previously, emergency service agencies received payment only for […]

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Strengths of EMS: Existing Government Structure

Strengths of EMS: Existing Government Structure

January 2, 2023

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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