CMS Issues Retroactive Treatment in Place Waiver

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a waiver retroactive to March 1, 2020, for EMS agencies to provide treatment-in-place care due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Click here to learn more.

TEMSA Supports Body Camera Legislation

The Texas EMS Alliance (TEMSA) will offer testimony in support of Senator Brandon Creighton’s SB 1386, which would direct EMS agencies that utilize body cameras to develop internal policies for the governance of the body cameras. Click here to view TEMSA’s support letter:

TEMSA Supports SB 22 to Support EMS Professionals

TEMSA will submit support for SB 22 by Sen. Drew Springer. The bill would create Workers’ Comp protections for EMS professionals who have been affected by Covid-19 while working on the job. Click here to learn more.

Texas Lawmaker Files ET3 Legislation for Texas

Senator Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham), the chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, filed SB 2028, which would direct Texas Medicaid to create an alternate destination transport and treatment in place program. The bill models Medicare’s ET3 (Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport) model, which pays EMS agencies for treatment in place and alternate […]

Texas EMS Conference’s Presentation Deadline

TEMSA will co-host the new Leadership Track at this year’s Texas EMS Conference In Austin. The Leadership Track will consist of five presentations.March 1 is the deadline to submit your proposed presentation:https://texasemsconference.com/call-for-presentations

AIMHI Flash Poll: EMS Agencies Are Providing COVID Vaccines and mAb Infusions

a The Academy of International Mobile Healthcare Integration (AIMHI) conducted a flash poll of approximately 100 EMS agencies from around the nation in late January, and the majority of the respondents indicated that they are administering COVID vaccines and mAb infusions in their communities. Click here to view the results: AIMHI Flash Poll 1-29-21 Matt […]

EMS Financing Issues in 2021

a TEMSA recently sat down with Butch Oberhoff of Acadian Ambulance and Matt Zavadsky of MedStar Mobile Healthcare to discuss the finance issues that Texas EMS agencies will face in both Austin and Washington in 2021. TEMSA:  In terms of Medicare, how are Texas EMS agencies moving forward on the Medicare’s ET3 model? Butch Oberhoff: […]

Covid-19 Vaccine Calls

a The Texas Immunization Registry is holding calls on January 11 and 15 to help entities that are administering Covid-19 vaccines. The calls are limited to 900 participants. Click here to register.