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ET3 - Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport Model

HHS has announced a new payment model that will make Medicare reimbursement available for certain non-transport ambulance services and ambulance transports to alternate destinations. The new model – dubbed the Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport Model, or ET3 – will make it possible for participating first responder agencies to partner with qualified healthcare providers to deliver treatment in place (on-scene or via telehealth) and with alternative destination sites (such as primary care doctors’ offices or urgent-care clinics). Find the latest ET3 news, analysis and reactions from first responders on what ET3 means for industry reimbursement and billing, as well as value-based service here.

A total of 18 EMS providers responded, and 25 Louisville Fire crewmembers assisted with treatment, triage and transport
Multiple ambulance strike teams are transporting patients to alternative facilities in the area
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The bipartisan group of House representatives is calling for agencies to receive reimbursements for treatment-in-place responses and telehealth use
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has selected 205 applicants to test the program for five years
The city will become one of the first to try the program, which is designed to reduce Medicare costs by reimbursing non-hospital transports