Current Actions Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:40:57 GMT Restore and Extend Medicare Ambulance Add-On Payments <div><span font-size:="" style="margin: 0px; font-family: "><font color="#000000"><strong>Your immediate action is needed to gain</strong>&nbsp;<strong style="background-color:rgba(255, 255, 255, 0)"><span style="margin: 0px; font-family: ">Congressional support for the restoration and continuation of the Medicare add on payments for ambulance services at the federal level</span></strong></font></span><strong>!</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On December 31st, the current extension of the Medicare add-on payments for ambulances expired.&nbsp;Unfortunately, while Congress passed a tax bill and a short-term continuing resolution (CR) to keep the government funded until January 19, 2018, Congress failed to complete action on the extenders package that included the ambulance add-on payments, as well as other important extenders for other Medicare providers.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>As we move into 2018, we must now advocate for the restoration and continuation of the Ambulance Medicare extenders. Your participation in our advocacy campaign for the Medical extenders is essential.&nbsp;Please contact your House and Senate lawmakers today and ask them to support H.R. 3729, the Comprehensive Operations, Sustainability, and Transport Act of 2017 introduced by Congressman Nunes&nbsp;(R-CA) and Congresswoman Sewell (D-AL).&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>H.R. 3729 would extend the 2 percent urban, 3 percent rural, and the 22.6 percent super rural bonus payments for five years. This will enable our industry to continue providing the quality and accessible patient care all of our communities deserve.&nbsp;</div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Without these extenders, our EMS agencies will not be able to deliver the essential, life-saving services that we provide 24/7, every day.&nbsp; &nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Thank you very much for your support of the EMS profession and the patients we serve.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Please make sure your voice is heard!</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> Fri, 04 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT Urge Support for Congressional EMS Caucus <div> <div><strong>Congressional support for emergency medical and&nbsp;trauma care at the federal level is needed now more than ever.</strong>&nbsp;A robust Congressional EMS Caucus will bring a&nbsp;more disciplined focus on legislative issues and form a more collective and cohesive bipartisan&nbsp;message on EMS issues to support EMS providers nationwide. The U.S. House of Representatives Congressional&nbsp;EMS Caucus will help promote, educate, and increase awareness around the federal policy issues impacting EMS and serve as a resource for policy questions.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Ask your Representative to join the EMS Caucus today!</strong><br /> &nbsp;</div> <em>Please note: View the additional background information on the EMS Caucus to see if your House Representative is already a member. Only send an email if your Representative is not listed.</em></div> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:00:00 GMT Tell Us More - Congressional Contact Form <div>Upon completion of a phone conversation or in-person meeting&nbsp;with your member of Congress or their staff in DC or at their district office, please complete the <a href=";name=Congressional Contact Information Form&amp;key=399475" target="_blank">Congressional Contact Form</a>&nbsp;to allow us to assist you in advocating for the EMS profession and your patients.&nbsp;</div> Tue, 08 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT