Texas Immunization Registry Webinars

a Announcement   The Texas Immunization Registry is excited to announce it is hosting live webinars that cover the steps and processes for entering and reporting disaster related patient and immunization information in the Texas Immunization Registry (ImmTrac2).   Description   The webinars will include the following topics:   1.                   Legal Statutes related to Disasters​  2.                   Brief Introduction to the ImmTrac2 Registry  1.                   Different types of Consents​  2.                   Client Searches​  3.                   Entering a Client​  4.                   Priority Groups  […]

EMS Transports for Covid-19 Testing

a The Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee December 7, 2020, hearing on Covid-19 heard testimony from the Houston Fire Department that some patients called an ambulance to seek a transport for Covid-19 testing. MedStar Mobile Healthcare in Fort Worth indicated that they will send a unit. However, if the patient demonstrating Covid-19 symptoms […]

Texas Workers’ Comp Study of Covid-Related Claims

a A November 10, 2020, study by the Texas Department of Insurance – Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) found that the majority of Covid-related claims were filed by first responders: “As of September 27, 2020, insurance carriers reported more than 25,000 COVID-19 claims and 100 fatalities to DWC. Most of these claims and fatalities involve […]

December 1 Fatigue Webinar

a Please register for the National Association of State EMS Officials’ EMS Fatigue Risk Management and Project Research – What’s New??? on Dec 1, 2020 1:00 PM EST at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4584736299634711568 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

STRAC Survey – Potential Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution

a EMS agencies in the STRAC region are encouraged to fill out the survey related to potential Covid-19 vaccine distribution. The following message is from Bexar County. Dear Prospective Participant, We write to you today on behalf of the community of Bexar County, asking for your help in completing a survey that will give our […]

Novitas – December 4 Webinar

a Novitas will be conducting an Ambulance Webinar on December 4, 2020 at 9:00am CST. Understanding the Fundamentals of Ambulance Services This class is designed for Part A providers and Part B suppliers who provide Ground Ambulance Transportation. We will discuss the ambulance coverage requirements, trip record documentation guidelines and Physician’s Certification Statement (PCS) requirements […]

Covid-related Workers’ Comp Claims Affect First Responders

The Texas Department of Insurance – Division of Workers’s Compensation (TDI-DWC) released data related to Texas Workers’ Comp claims and Covid-19. The November 10, 2020, report found: As of September 27, 2020, insurance carriers reported more than 25,000 COVID-19 claims and 100 fatalities to DWC. Most of these claims and fatalities involve first responders and […]

Texas EMS Alliance Welcomes New Board Members

Three individuals were elected to TEMSA’s Board of Directors for a three-year term: Michael Furrh (Lavaca County EMS) James Campbell (Montgomery County Hospital District) Bryan Norris (San Antonio Fire Departmen)

HHS’s Third Round of Covid-19 Funding

a The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the third part of its Covid-19 funding earlier this week. Click here to learn more from Asbel Montes. Click here to reach the HHS portal.