Texas HHSC’s Response to TEMSA’s ET3 Request

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) submitted its interest in Medicare’s new Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) program in a letter dated September 17, 2019. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently asked state Medicaid programs to indicate their willingness to work with the new program. The Texas EMS Alliance […]

TEMSA Members Appointed to the Advisory Council on EMS

Texas Governor Greg Abbott appointed two members of the Texas EMS Alliance – Lucille Maes of Angleton Area Emergency Medical Corps and Dudley Wait of the City of Schertz – to the Advisory Council on Emergency Medical Services. HB 1869 was amended in the 2019 Texas Legislature to ensure that a certified paramedic and a […]

Medicare Extends the ET3 Deadline

Medicare’s RFA for the ET3 program has been extended until October 5, 2019. Learn more: https://www.mcdermottplus.com/payment-innovation/et3-rfa-deadline-extended/

TEMSA Encourages Texas HHSC to Participate in Medicare’s ET3 Program

The Texas EMS Alliance (TEMSA) submitted a letter to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) encouraging it to participate in Medicare’s new Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport Model (ET3). The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) encouraged state Medicaid programs to participate in the new model. Click here to view TEMSA’s letter […]

Medicare Unveils the Cost Data Collection Proposal

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its calendar year (CY) 2020 proposed payment rule for the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) on July 29, 2019, and it included the proposal for Medicare’s new ambulance cost data collection program. TEMSA provided a full overview of the proposal to TEMSA members on August 1. Check […]

New Details on Medicare’s ET3 Model

Coming Soon – The Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) Model Application Portal and Tutorial Webinar   The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) and the ET3 Model team are pleased to announce that the RFA Application Portal will be available the week of August 5th, 2019. Another announcement will notify you when it […]

Texas DSHS Trauma & Stroke Stakeholder Meetings

The Department of State Health Services will be holding stakeholder meetings in Austin to discuss rule revisions pertaining to Texas Administrative Code §157.125 Requirements for Trauma Facility Designation and §157.133 Requirements for Stroke Facility Designation. Stroke Rules Stakeholder Meeting: Monday, August 19, 2019; 10 AM – 4 PM HHSC – CO2 (DSHS, DHB) Room 164 […]