Hospitals and EMS systems must break down silos and create integrated mobile healthcare systems that reduce costs and improve the health of their communities.
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EMS in the Era of Health Care Reform. Despite a tremendous diversity in how emergency medical services (EMS) are provided in communities around the country, most U.S. EMS systems remain focused on responding quickly to serious accidents and critical emergencies, even though patients increasingly call 911 for less severe or chronic health problems.
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Emergency services can no longer afford not to partner with their healthcare colleagues. From working with hospitals on avoiding readmission penalties to partnering with social services and public health to prevent injury and illness, EMS systems and other healthcare providers are discovering that the most effective and efficient way to serve the community is by working together.
At Fitch & Associates, we help you navigate the complicated world of healthcare providers and financing. With new programs and ideas emerging around the world, we have the experience and insight to perform a thorough and realistic analysis to determine the true costs and savings of integrated healthcare efforts. From negotiating with Accountable Care Organizations, navigating hospital contracts or establishing integrated communications centers, our team will work with your organization to develop an integrated system that more efficiently uses your resources to deliver care.
The team at Fitch & Associates has:
- Conducted feasibility studies for organizations interested in developing community paramedic programs
- Improved the fiscal and clinical impact of existing community paramedic programs
Change is happening rapidly in healthcare. Our team of experienced advisors can help guide your system through the complexities of this new landscape.
Leading EMS agencies are increasingly integrated with their communities’ healthcare systems. For a free, confidential chat with one of our experts, call us today at 816-431-2600.
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