Monthly Archives: April 2020

17 posts

CMS Allows for “Verbal Consent” by COVID-19 Patients

Breaking Alert Official Answer on Beneficiary Signature Rules CMS Allows for “Verbal Consent” by COVID-19 Patients Several weeks ago, PWW and other industry groups asked CMS for relief from signature rules because of the impracticability of obtaining Assignment of Benefits (AOB) signatures from suspected or actual COVID-19 patients. Now, CMS has officially […]

COVID-19 Legal & Documentation Issues for EMS Practitioners

The COVID-19 pandemic is raising a host of concerns unique to EMS practitioners. EMS responders at every level have many questions about how legal and clinical documentation issues will play out during this crisis. In this free webinar, national EMS attorneys Doug Wolfberg and Steve Wirth and NAEMT President Matt […]

Previously Certified Providers May Get Their Cards Reinstated

For any EMT (any level of care) expired between January 2015 and December 31st, 2018 you may go to the following link and apply to have your card reinstated until December 2020. Advanced level providers will be reinstated at EMT level https://apps.health.ny.gov/pubpal/builder/survey/expired-verification   Any EMT who expired between January 31st, […]