Give EMS Compliance Training the Respect it Deserves
It’s time for EMS leaders and educators to take compliance training as seriously as clinical training – caregivers’ careers and patients’ lives depend on it
By Anthony Minge
It seems like you can’t go a day lately without seeing a report or article related to compliance issues in health care. The statutes, guidelines, regulations and laws governing the industry are complex and seem endless. There are rules for privacy, signatures, legibility, localities, physician certification statements, coding, billing – the list goes on and on.
While ambulance services represent just a very small segment of a much larger industry, we are not immune from vigilant governmental monitoring and – with a growing frequency – persecution.