Governor Announces End of Covid-19 Waivers for EMS

Governor Greg Abbott announced that the April 20, 2020, Covid-19 waiver for Texas EMS agencies will be lifted on September 1, 2021. Click here at the bottom to view the announcement. TEMSA members will receive additional details in their inbox and at EMS EVOLUTION 2021. Stay tuned for the additional details.

HHSC’s May 3 Hearing on Proposed Ambulance Medicaid Rates

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) announced on April 17, 2018 that it will hold a May 3, 2018 hearing on proposed Medicaid rate changes for ambulance service in Texas. Specifically, the notice stated: The proposed rate actions are consistent with the legislative directive in Rider 33, Article II of the General Appropriations […]

Learn More About REPLICA – November 1

AAA Webinar Spotlight: The Recognition of EMS Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact (REPLICA) Wednesday, November 1, | 2:00 PM EST Speaker: Sue Prentiss Free Admission The time has come where the borders between states will no longer be seen as a barrier to the practice of EMS in authorized circumstances. The Recognition of EMS Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact (REPLICA) provides a […]

New NHTSA Report on Lights & Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Office of Emergency Medical Services released a report on lights and safety. Click here to access the report. Executive Summary Primum non nocere – first do no harm. This principle of medical care helps to guide medical decisions by reminding healthcare providers that while attempting to provide […]

Dual Diagnoses Required for Ambulance Transports

Per Novitas: Effective with services rendered October 1, 2015, and later, ALL ambulance transports require dual diagnoses.  Providers should report the primary diagnosis as the most appropriate ICD-10 code that adequately describes the patient’s medical condition at the time of transport.  In addition, a secondary diagnosis must be reported which reflects the patient’s need for […]

DSHS Guidance for Sharing Hospital Data

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) issued guidance for EMS providers that are experiencing difficulty in obtaining patient health outcome or emergency department data from hospitals for inclusion into their quality improvement programs. Click here to read the guidance: ProvGuidance-PatientHealthOutcome-EmergencyDepatmentData

TEMSA’s Magazine Is Now Available

TEMSA had a very busy first 10 months of 2015.  TEMSA’s magazine is now in the mail and recaps the organization’s activities over the past 10 months. TEMSA Fall 2015 Newsletter-web

Interview with Jonathan Sell of Booker EMS

Jonathan Sell of Booker EMS and Fire Department was elected to TEMSA’s Board of Directors in August 2015. He has been involved with his EMS and Fire for the last 11 years. Jonathan began as a volunteer in his hometown with Booker EMS and Fire Department in 2004 as an EMT. In 2010 Booker EMS […]

Interview with Brent Smith of Hopkins County EMS

Brent Smith is the current EMS Director for Hopkins County EMS and has been in the position for six years. Hopkins County EMS is a 911 hospital-based ambulance provider in Sulphur Springs, Texas that operates four ambulances daily between Hopkins and Delta Counties. Along with his duties, Brent also plays an active part in the […]


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