Minnesota

Enabling Legislation Passed in 2012: Minnesota 2012 – SF 1543

Reimbursement Legislation Passed in 2017: Minnesota 2017 – 144E28

Minnesota Community Paramedicine Toolkit

This past week the Minnesota Department of Health along with the Minnesota Department of Human Services published an extensive paper on establishing and operating community […]Read More »

Wall Street Journal: The Revolution in EMS Care

Earlier this week, the Wall Street Jounal published an article entitled The Revolution in EMS Care.  The piece discusses a variety of different topics such as […]Read More »

State Legislation and Community Paramedicine

Advances in healthcare delivery practices and legislation necessarily go hand in hand, and this is certainly true of community paramedicine. Why is legislation so important? […]Read More »

Gathering Momentum: Recent Legislative Action on Community Paramedicine

Despite the best efforts of paramedics, physicians and other health workers, determined promotion of healthcare provision within the community is sometimes not enough to create and sustain successful Mobile […]Read More »

VIDEO: Former FDNY Fellow's CP program at Geisinger Featured in Wall Street Journal!

Recently, the Wall Street Journal published an article introducing community paramedicine, emphasizing common program aspects like visiting patients at home, care coordination between different types […]Read More »

1.3 Million Potentially Preventable Hospital Visits in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health has recently published a report of a large scale analysis of the state`s ED visits and hospital admissions. Based on […]Read More »

Podcast: Next Generation 911 Technology

New 911 technology is set to be implemented that integrates data, video, photos, and text messaging. Supporters say this is monumental for what it could […]Read More »

Community Paramedic Programs Proliferate Nationwide

MedStar in Fort Worth started one of the earliest community paramedicine programs in 2009 and now, according to one of their spokespersons, there are about […]Read More »

Otter Tail County in Minnesota is Awarded Grant to Start Community Paramedicine Program

In 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health and the Department of Human Services received a federal grant of $45 million. Some of the funds are […]Read More »

Community Paramedicine Programs Can Reduce Hospital Fines

President Obama’s Affordable Care Act allows hospitals to be fined if a patient is readmitted for a condition they were recently discharged for. These re-visits […]Read More »

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EMT/CPs have been certified and have been filling gaps in health care since 2012. [February 13, 2013]

Community Paramedicine: A New Way of Thinking; from the North Central EMS Institute . [Accessed October 10, 2013]