Ambulance Traffic to Freestanding ERs: Does It Make Sense?

Freestanding ERs have exploded in growth in Texas.  Some independent facilities are now talking to EMS providers about driving traffic to the facilities. TEMSA recently sat down with one of the facilities that is seeking ambulance traffic to learn more about its efforts.  TEMSA members are invited to read a Q&A with America’s ER CEO, […]

Paramedic Scope Bills Moving Through Legislature

The paramedic “scope of practice” bills, which would allow paramedics to perform some services in hospital emergency departments and freestanding ERs, are moving in both chambers. HB 2020 (Rep. Mando Martinez, D-Weslaco) was voted out of the House Public Health Committee last week.  SB 1899 (Senator Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels) was considered in the Senate […]