EMS MD Corner

Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport (ET3) Model for EMS

On February 14, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services approved the ET3 model to revolutionize payment in EMS.  The Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport (ET3) model will pay first responders when they transport patients by ambulance to urgent care or their primary care provider, and will also cover care provided by EMS onsite, either in-person or through telehealth.

Click her for a Fact Sheet on this new program.

Other News

Listen to Dr. Richards, Associate EMS Medical Director at Northwestern and Dr. Tataris, the EMS Medical Director at University of Chicago, discuss their recent publication “The Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale Can Identify Large Vessel Occlusion Stroke”Prehospital Emergency Care (PEC) Podcast: 7/4/18

Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act (H.R. 304) signed into law November 17th, 2017!

This bill reestablishes the ability of emergency medical care providers, such as paramedics, to administer certain life-saving medications to critical patients without unnecessary delay, which was put in question by recent U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) regulatory deliberations. The National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) worked directly with the DEA once the federal agency stated its intentions to criminalize the use of standing orders, which would have made it illegal for EMS providers to dispense controlled medications – including treatments for life-threatening allergic reactions and severe pain – in a timely manner.

For more information visit:
http://www.naemsp.org/Documents/Press Releases/HR 304 Final Passage Press Release 11.3.17.pdf


In February 2017, Dr. Weber and Dr. Tataris attended the Eagles Conference in Dallas, TX.  During this conference, Dr. Weber presented about the LEMART cooperative training initiative between CFD and CPD.