Operator, F Endrorsement & Driver Age Requirement Extended thru 11-5-2021

Governor Lee has issued Executive Order #88 which extends the waiver for ambulance operators, F endorsement and age requirements through November 5, 2021. Specific language from Executive Order #83 that was extended through Executive Order #88: 9.      Regulatory flexibility for ambulance transport services. In order to relieve the capacity strain on emergency medical […]

BREAKING NEWS: New Air Ambulance Reporting Requirements

BREAKING NEWS HHS Announces New Air Ambulance Reporting Requirements On September 16, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), in conjunction with the Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury, and the Office of Personnel Management, issued the second in a series of proposed rules related to the No Surprises […]

BREAKING: Mandatory COVID Vaccine Requirements Likely Coming for EMS

BREAKING NEWS President’s COVID-19 Action Plan Likely to Require Mandatory Vaccinations for EMS Agencies On September 9, 2021, the White House issued Path Out of the Pandemic – President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan, announcing a new six-pronged approach to combat COVID-19.  The Action Plan will require agencies that participate in Federal healthcare programs – such as Medicare – to mandate […]

Announcing New Funding for Providers

New Provider Relief Funding Available Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is announcing $25.5 billion in new funding for health care providers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding includes $8.5 billion in American Rescue Plan (ARP) resources for providers who serve rural Medicaid, […]

BREAKING: CMS Announces Nationwide Prior Authorization Plan

BREAKING NEWS National Expansion of Prior Authorization for Repetitive Patient Transports Begins December 1st We knew it was coming!  CMS just announced in today’s Federal Register the implementation schedule to expand the Prior Authorization Model for Repetitive, Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Transports (RSNAT) to all remaining states and territories.  This will be a hot topic for our abc360 Conference set for […]

TOSHA Emergency Rule Filing – COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

Note: TASA is in communication with TOSHA to obtain direction/guidance on this issue. We will provide updates as soon as we receive information from TOSHA. Services are encouraged to review this ruling with their human resources, risk management and/or legal representative for guidance in the interim. On June 21, 2021, Federal OSHA promulgated an emergency […]