CHARTING THE COURSE
Experts meet to discuss the challenges and opportunities—and, perhaps, inevitability—of mobile integrated healthcare and community paramedicine programs.
By Michael Gerber
Despite the unexpected snow outside, more than 100 EMS providers and administrators gathered in a Washington, D.C., ballroom on March 25 to learn more about mobile integrated healthcare—and how to get paid for it.
As mobile integrated healthcare (MIH) and community paramedicine (CP) programs expand around the country, so do the ways in which agencies get reimbursed for these programs. The path forward is at the same time murky—as almost no two systems seem to have the same funding model—but also promising, since so many have figured out ways to get paid for providing these innovative programs.
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