Action Needed! - Medicare Ambulance Relief

Hello,

In our capacity as members of the American Ambulance Association (AAA) Government Affairs Committee, we are reaching out to AAA member representatives in your state to ask you to contact your members of Congress in support of Medicare ambulance relief. Specifically, if you would ask your Senators to cosponsor the Medicare Ambulance Access, Fraud Prevention and Reform Act (S. 967) and your Representative(s) to cosponsor the Ambulance Medicare Budget and Operations Act (H.R. 3236). With the temporary Medicare ambulance increases sun setting at the end of this year, it is vital that you contact your members of Congress in support of not letting this critical relief expire.

Writing to your members of Congress will only take a few minutes using the AAA online letter writing tool which includes a sample letter already drafted for you. The tool will also help you determine your members of Congress and send the letter for you. To access the tool, please go to: https://ambulance.org/…/permanent-medicare-ambulance-relief/

S. 967 would make the 2% urban, 3% rural and super rural bonus increases permanent, treat ambulance service suppliers more like providers, implement a staggered cost data collection system and improve upon and expand the pilot program on BLS nonemergency dialysis transports. H.R. 3236 is a streamlined bill that would extend the increases for five years and implement a data collection system different from S. 967 and more along the lines of cost reporting used for Medicare providers. The handouts for S. 967 & H.R. 3226 are also linked on the page provided.

Please write to your members of Congress today in support of permanent or at least long-term Medicare ambulance relief.

Thank you in advance for making the contacts.

Sincerely,

Troy M. Hagen, CEO
Care Ambulance Service®

NEMSMA Board Member

Nominations Sought for Dynarex Award - Winners receive $1k or $5k in supplies

Please spread the word about Dynarex’s “First Responder Caring Awards” program, which National EMS Management Association will help judge. We want to hear your stories about a first responder (or group/department) who in recent months has demonstrated the essence of caring or compassion. This can include personnel in EMT, EMS, paramedic, police or fire. Ideally, the stories encompass heroism, exceptional community service, acts of compassion, or demonstrations of the utmost in true caring/commitment to others.

Four regional winners and one national grand prize winner will be selected. Dynarex will award $5,000 in medical supplies to the national winner and $1,000 in supplies to each of the four regional semi-finalists, which can be donated by the winner to their unit/department or to a worthy 501c3 nonprofit (of their choice). Deadline for entries is September 30, 2017 and winners will be announced on October 18, 2017 at the EMS World Expo Show.

Please nominate a colleague (or group/department) today by visiting: http://www.dynarex.com/firstresponderpromo.php

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