D.C. Looking to Decouple Ambulance Transportation and Reimbursement

Mar 6, 2017 by

Washington D.C. is looking at a new business model to fix it’s 911 woes- forcing insurers to pay for ambulance service, regardless if the patient is transported.  Currently, EMS is only reimbursed if the patient a patient is transported to the hospital.  This critical decoupling of transport and payment has the potential to completely reshape how emergency healthcare is provided.

Should New York be pursuing similar approaches to promote mobile integrated healthcare?

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