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Safe Pediatric Ground Ambulance Transport Project

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Safe Pediatric Ground Ambulance Transport Project

As part of a quality improvement initiative, the Trauma Department at the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital (OCH) is placing a major focus on safe pediatric transport to the hospital. The overall goal of this initiative is to improve patient care by increasing the number of pediatric patients who are transported in the to the hospital in ground ambulances using child-appropriate restraints.

OCH is kindly requesting EMS providers to complete an anonymous survey to better understand the challenges that EMS professionals face when transporting pediatric patients to the hospital and the steps that could be taken to help address these challenges.

To learn more about this project and survey, please download the flyer below.

Download Peds Transport Survey Flyer

Download Pediatric Transport Project Description

EMS Agency Leadership and EMS Provider Briefing: Thursday, April 1

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At 16:00 on Thursday, April 01, 2021, the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems is hosting an EMS Agency Leadership and EMS Provider Briefing to discuss topics submitted by EMS Agency Leaders and EMS Providers (see registration link below).

If you are planning to attend this EMS Agency Leadership and EMS Provider Briefing and have a question, please complete the online form ( before 14:00 on Thursday, April 01, 2021 so your question will be ready.

If you don’t receive an invitation directly, please complete an online form to receive invitations automatically. That form is located at

Please remember to register for the meeting:

Event number: 185 699 0459
Event password: LEADERS21

Program: EMS Agency Leadership and EMS Provider Briefing
Program address:
Program registration password: LEADERS

Thank you for all that you do!


Peter L. Brodie, BS, AEMT
Deputy Chief, Data and Informatics Unit
EMS Data Manager
Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems

WREMAC Annual Skills and Credentialing

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On behalf of the WREMAC, the UBMD EMS Division is responsible for the administration, oversight and implementation of the WREMAC annual skill and CME program.

As a reminder, the Western Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee (WREMAC) annual skill reporting is due no later than June 30, 2021.  As previous, skill and certification data may be entered at any time.

Individual providers are responsible for maintaining their own credentials and meeting eligibility requirements.  Agencies are responsible for submitted their agency data via the UBMD EMS Portal sometime between May 1 and June 30.

Providers are encouraged to log-in and review their information.  EMS officers are encouraged to plan for the upcoming reporting period.

Everyone is encouraged to review the attached policy for a better understanding of this program, its intent, and provider/agency responsibilities.

Should you have any questions, please contact the UBMD EMS Division:

Download WREMAC Policy 2013-1

NYS Medicaid Reimbursement for COVID-19 Vaccine Administration

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Attention: All EMS Agencies Providers

The New York State Medicaid program will reimburse qualified Medicaid enrolled ambulance providers for the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine during the current Public Health Emergency.

Ambulance providers will receive a letter advising they have been assigned category of service (COS) 0282. This category of service has been assigned to ambulance providers for the purpose of billing for the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Ambulance providers should only bill Medicaid Fee-for-Service (FFS) for COVID-19 vaccine administration provided to Medicaid members enrolled in Medicaid FFS or Medicaid members who are not Medicare eligible and enrolled in a Managed Long-Term Care plan.

For members enrolled in a Managed Long-Term Care plan, Mainstream Medicaid Managed Care, Health and Recovery Plans or HIV Special Needs Plans, providers should check with the individual’s plan for implementation details, reimbursement fees and billing instructions.

Please see the complete policy guidance document at:


Medicaid FFS coverage and policy questions should be directed to the Office of Health Insurance Programs, Division of Program Development and Management, at (518) 473-2160 or

Policy Statement: Community Paramedicine Program Approval

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Please see the attached policy statement that outlines the process and required materials to be submitted for consideration to become a Community Paramedicine Program through the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services & Trauma Systems.

If you have any questions please direct them to also located in the policy statement.

All submissions should only be submitted via Community Paramedicine application submission portal located in section V of the policy statement.

Download Community Paramedicine Program Approval Policy