In the Media

6.14.12 – Wicked Local Norwell

Ambulance costs: Who pays whom?

6.6.12 – Lowell Sun

Forcing Mass. Ambulance Collection Leads to Fraud

5.8.12 –

House approves ambulance pay bill backed by Marshfield fire chief

4.25.12 – Coalition to Protect Emergency Medical Services Backs Measure H. 863 to Secure Public Safety, Prevent Insurance Companies From Shifting Costs to Cities and Towns

3.12.12 – State House News Service

Committees advance bill forcing direct pay for ambulance rides

2.24.12 –

Door-to-Balloon Time Shorter With EMT Diagnosis: Heart Month

2.14.12 –

The Ultimate Lifesaver

2.3.12 –

Crisis in ambulance payments

1.25.12 – Protect EMS Legislative

1.25.12 – Protect EMS Legislative Briefing on Ambulance Reimbursement

10.1.11 –

Chelmsford arrest reignites debate over ambulance pay policy


A bill to choke on

8.23.11- The Beacon

MMA supports bill to protect EMS Payments [pdf]

7.16.11- The Boston Globe
Blue Cross spends to cure PR trouble, but to no avail

7.6.11 –

Blue Cross to refund ex-CEO’s $4.26m payout

6.30.11 – Gloucester Times

Letter: Is Blue Cross crucifying Gloucester taxpayers?

6.29.11 – New Bedford Standard Times

Letter: Fairhaven EMS feeling effects of Blue Cross policy

6.24.11 – New Bedford Standard Times

Our View: Passage of EMS bills will keep towns safer

6.15.11 –

Fire officials fight Blue Cross billing push

5.26.11 –

Lawmakers oppose ambulance companies collecting payments

5.25.11 – American Heart Association on Senator Timilty’s Amendment #27 [pdf]

5.22.11 – Cape Cod Times
Don’t let insurers control emergency response costs

5.17.11 –
Rebound continues for health insurers
Gains due in part to patients delaying care because of cost

5.13.11 –
Health Insurers Making Record Profits as Many Postpone Care

5.12.11 –
Ambulance rates rise to cover costs

5.2.2011 –
Buck passed to towns

4.26.2011 –
Insurers ambulance bill practice protested

4.26.2011 –
Rep. James Cantwell of Marshfield says Blue Cross ‘bullying’ cities, towns 

Coalition to Protect Emergency Medical Services Rallies in Support Representative Cantwell’s Amendment #745