A Maryland Association of Counties-led bill to increase the amount of Medicaid reimbursement emergency medical services providers receive when they perform their duties is making its way through the General Assembly, having successfully passed the Senate last week. To learn more about this legislation click here.
Empire BlueCross BlueShield and Mount Sinai Health System have reached an agreement to offer community paramedicine, ET3 and treat-in-place options.
On September 13, 2021, the CMS announced its decision to withdraw the ET3 NOFO due to insufficient applications received. CMS considered its options carefully before reaching the decision to not implement the medical triage line component of the Model. The insufficient number of applications received would not allow for a sufficient number of Agreements to adequately determine whether the medical triage line intervention described in the NOFO has the potential to maintain or improve quality of care for beneficiaries and reduce Medicare program spending under the Model.