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Ambulance Companies are CLosing Their Doors, But Why? NBC Philadelphia Investigative Report

Member Heather Sharar, June 26

Ambulance Companies Are Closing Their Doors, But Why?

Money in politics is certainly nothing new, but a Pennsylvania lawmaker says it could slow down emergency service when you need it most. Ambulance companies are being forced out of business in part over unpaid bills. NBC10's Mitch Blacher has more.


Read more: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Ambulance-Companies-Are-Closing-Their-Doors_-But-Why__Philadelphia-309938931.html#ixzz3eAenRKaE
... (Full Story)


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Bill Aiding Volunteer Emergency Responders Passes Senate

Member Heather Sharar, June 26

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Senate Bill 299 would give municipalities with an Earned Income Tax the authority to reduce or waive it for volunteer firefighters and nonprofit emergency medical service agencies. This is a valuable tool in our ongoing efforts to recruit and retain our volunteers. It also provides a commonsense approach for municipalities that rely so much on these men ... (Full Story)


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AAP Call to Action

Member Heather Sharar, June 19

Two vital efforts on the AAP agenda took serious steps last week when House Bills 339 and 347 unanimously passed the House of Representatives 194-0. They now reside in the Senate.

1. House Bill 339 - Amends the Insurance Company Law to require managed care companies to provide reimbursements to emergency medical services agencies when services were rendered but a person subsequently does not require ... (Full Story)


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Fee Waivers for Background Checks Approved by Governor

June 11

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Governor Wolf Announces Fee Waivers for Volunteers Seeking Background Checks


Harrisburg, PA - Governor Tom Wolf announced today that fees for child abuse clearances and criminal background checks required by the Child Protective Services Law will be waived for volunteers working with children. Additionally, the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Pennsylvania State Police ... (Full Story)


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EMS Bills Pass House- Direct Pay & Treat NO Transport

June 11

Hb 347 Wednesday voted for a bill approved by the House that could lift a burden off patients and streamline the way ambulance companies are reimbursed when they provide services.

"When ambulances are sent out to provide emergency help, there is a cost associated with that service," "The ambulance companies aren't always receiving their reimbursements under the current system. This bill would ... (Full Story & Photos)

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