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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.

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