Alleviating Emergency Medical Services’ Fiscal Challenges”

State budgets are under significant pressure and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers are facing declining reimbursement in response to serving as the public health care safety net. Many fiscal challenges exist for over-burdened departments and the prospects for addressing these inequities are dim. Healthcare systems and EMS ambulance transport providers are struggling to find alternative funding sources because of the decreasing reimbursement dollars from private and public insurance. This overall sentiment is evidenced by an article posted on the EMSWorld Website, which highlights the challenges faced by the EMS provider community.


PCG has introduced numerous programs to help states and providers overcome the reimbursement shortfall. Working with state health departments and the EMS community, PCG develops EMS reimbursement mechanisms unique to the state. Taking customized approach to designing supplemental reimbursement programs is essential, as there is no one-size-fits-all model when it comes to Medicaid reimbursement programs. Through a well-designed supplemental payment program, providers can realize a significant revenue lift and recover some of the lost costs related to the provision of these vital services. 


To learn more about PCG’s EMS Cost Recovery Services, click here.