EMS: Don't Leave Money On the Table

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is here. Passed by Congress, signed into law by President Obama and affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court, it is the law of the land. Some 2,700 pages of law and already 14,000 pages of regulation that...


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What should a fire service leader do? Educate yourself on how EMS will be impacted by the PPACA and the changes that are coming. Understand how the system is changing and how EMS will be impacted. Begin regional planning with other fire departments to offer solutions to the healthcare community. Interact with local hospital CEOs and talk about how you can work together. Don’t forget to the share in the profits.

Get to work now before the ark door is shut and you miss the boat like the unicorns did. n