On December 31st, the current extension of the Medicare add-on payments for ambulances is set to expire. With only days remaining in the congressional calendar, we need your help to ensure that the extenders will continue.
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 (R-CA) and Congressman Sewell (D-AL).
H.R. 3729 would extend the 2 percent urban, 3 percent rural, and 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. Without these extenders, our EMS agencies will not be able to deliver the essential, life-saving services that we provide 24/7, every day.
To contact your House and Senate lawmakers, please go to: http://www.naemt.org/advocacy/online-legislative-service#/
It takes less than 2 minutes to send your representatives the advocacy message for H.R. 3729. Please join us in making our voice heard. Your participation is key to getting this important bill passed into law. Thank you very much for your support of the EMS profession and the patients we serve.
Save the Dates
Mark your calendars for our 2018 events and check back for more details.
2018 KEMSA Golf Tournament
2018 KEMSA Conference & Expo
In observance of the holidays, the KEMSA office will be closed Dec. 22-January 2. We will be checking messages and e-mail occasionally. You can call us at 785-580-3459 or e-mail Mary Napier, KEMSA COO.
For those of you working over the holidays, we thank you for your willingness to help in your community. Your dedication and passion for those around you is greatly appreciated.
KEMSA is a professional membership organization and does not regulate the EMS profession in Kansas.
KEMSA is proud that we have members in all 6 regions in Kansas with members located in 90 of the 105 counties in Kansas and five other states. About 85% of the services in Kansas have a service membership with KEMSA. KEMSA has more than 100 active service memberships, which represents more than 5,000 certified EMS attendants working within Kansas EMS agencies, and more than 1,500 active individual memberships. Learn more about KEMSA here.