EMS World

MAR 2018

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PROMOTING INNOVATION IN EMS 14 MARCH 2018 | EMSWORLD.com prepare EMS practitioners and agencies to succeed in the emerging accountability- driven healthcare system, including: • Creating tools and resources to educate EMS and other healthcare stakeholder groups on the components of EMS 3.0 and valuable role of EMS in achieving our nation's healthcare goals; • Identifying and publishing best prac- tices as well as challenges faced in implementing the EMS transformation; • Actively participating in efforts to Committee member individual scoring example: Recommendation Categories (Legal & Regulatory, Financial Sustainability, Education, Regional Coordination, Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Medical Direction and Oversight, or Data & Telecommunication) Feasibility Score - Is it capable to initiate, maintain, and sustain? (1 being lowest; 5 being the highest) Value Score - Does it position EMS to demonstrate value to our stakeholders? (1 being lowest; 5 being the highest) Alignment Score - Does it align with the EMS 3.0 mission? (1 being lowest; 5 being the highest) Total Score Community & civic leaders should convene discussions and foster collaborations between EMS and other public health, public safety, and community health care stakeholders. Financial Sustainability 3 4 5 12 Community & civic leaders should support the piloting of innovative programs based upon the convening of EMS and other public health, public safety, and community health care stakeholders . Financial Sustainability 3 4 5 12 Local agencies should acquire greater financial and technical capabilities to understand costs, support data management, and better inform financial and operational decision-making. Financial Sustainability 4 5 5 14 Local agencies should cultivate greater business and management skills Financial Sustainability 4 5 5 14 Local agencies should develop and deploy patient satisfaction measurements to better understand our current service and measure the effectiveness of new processes. Financial Sustainability 5 5 5 15 Local agencies should improve analytical skills to prove outcomes for individual patients and across populations. Financial Sustainability 5 4 5 14 Local agencies should promote an innovative and entrepreneurial culture within the agency Financial Sustainability 5 5 5 15 Local EMS agencies should be aware of the various grant mechanisms available to them. Financial Sustainability 4 4 4 12 Category scoring example: Recommendation Categories (Legal & Regulatory, Financial Sustainability, Education, Regional Coordination, Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Medical Direction and Oversight, or Data & Telecommunication) Feasibility Score - Is it capable to initiate, maintain, and sustain? (1 being lowest; 5 being the highest) Value Score - Does it position EMS to demonstrate value to our stakeholders? (1 being lowest; 5 being the highest) Alignment Score - Does it align with the EMS 3.0 mission? (1 being lowest; 5 being the highest) Total Score State Medicaid and other helath policy committees should allow for EMS reimbursement for response and treatment, independent from transportation. Financial Sustainability 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 National EMS associations should continue to advocate in a unified way for the decoupling of reimbursement from transportation across all public and private payers. Financial Sustainability 4.7 4.7 5.0 4.8 State EMS authorities should modify protocols or policies that require transport to the emergency department. Financial Sustainability 4.7 4.7 5.0 4.8 Local EMS agencies should ensure that their billing and accounting practices are compliant with state and federal regulations. Financial Sustainability 5.0 5.0 4.3 4.8 National EMS associations should develop a standardized set of key performance indicators within the industry. Financial Sustainability 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7 National EMS associations should advocate for payments based on medically appropriate services provided regardless of whether or not the patient is transported to an emergency department Financial Sustainability 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7 Local agencies should acquire greater financial and technical capabilities to understand costs, support data management, and better inform financial and operational decision-making. Financial Sustainability 4.3 4.3 5.0 4.6 Recommendation Categories (Legal & Regulatory, Financial Sustainability, Education, Regional Coordination, Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Medical Direction and Oversight, or Data & Telecommunication) Feasibility Score - Is it capable to initiate, maintain, and sustain? (1 being lowest; 5 being the highest) Value Score - Does it position EMS to demonstrate value to our stakeholders? (1 being lowest; 5 being the highest) Alignment Score - Does it align with the EMS 3.0 mission? (1 being lowest; 5 being the highest) Total Score National EMS associations should assist in disseminating results and recommendations of EMS COMPASS Data & Telecommunication 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 National EMS associations should champion value of EMS data for national healthcare outcomes (e.g., CPR, CARES, STEMI, Stroke, Trauma) Data & Telecommunication 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 State Medicaid and other helath policy committees should allow for EMS reimbursement for response and treatment, independent from transportation. Financial Sustainability 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 National EMS associations should promote efforts to integrate EMS and hospital records Education 4.8 5.0 5.0 4.9 National EMS associations should highlight the evidence that supports regionalization of care Regional Coordination 4.7 5.0 5.0 4.9 Local EMS agencies should reward EMS innovation (e.g., alerting for care coordination) Data & Telecommunication 4.5 5.0 5.0 4.8 National EMS associations should champion the role of EMS in mobile integrated health care Data & Telecommunication 4.5 5.0 5.0 4.8 National EMS associations should continue to advocate in a unified way for the decoupling of reimbursement from transportation across all public and private payers. Financial Sustainability 4.7 4.7 5.0 4.8 Overall recommendation scoring example:

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