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  • 29 Mar 2017 12:47 PM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)
    Today ambulance fleet gurus from across Massachusetts gathered to discuss key issues tied to keeping service rolling. What an enormous collection of expertise under one roof!




    (Thanks to Scott Moore of EMS Resource Advisors, LLC for the snapshot, which is also posted to Facebook.)


  • 10 Mar 2017 6:56 PM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    Yesterday's MAA Annual Dinner & Legislator of the Year Ceremony was an elegant networking event attended by more than 90 ambulance leaders from across the state. Attendees mingled, dined, and discussed current industry issues, then honored State Representative Geoff Diehl as 2016 Legislator of the Year.

     Representative Diehl has shown longstanding commitment to a variety of issues impacting ambulance services and their ability to continue providing their communities with excellent healthcare.

    View event photos on Facebook►

  • 08 Mar 2017 10:19 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    ZOLL will host a free webinar on "Phrases of Rejection—Words That Lead to Denied Claims" on March 16. 

    Phrases of Rejection—Words That Lead to Denied Claims
    March 16 at 2:00 p.m. ET
    Speaker: Steve Johnson, PWW
    1 NAAC CEU

    Register Now►


  • 28 Feb 2017 3:56 PM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    US News & World Reports recently ranked Massachusetts as the overall best state, and number two in healthcare. Check out the full rankings on their site!

  • 27 Feb 2017 11:02 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    (from MAA Secretary Sean Patrick Tyler)

    In 2015, Congress passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. This law requires the removal of Social Security numbers from all Medicare cards by April 2019. This new initiative is referred to as the Social Security Number Removal Initiative (SSNRI). The new Medicare card will have a completely different and randomly assigned identifier that will be 11 characters long with a mix of numbers and uppercase letters. This is called the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI). Starting around April 2018, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will start mailing out the new Medicare cards in phases, since there are approximately 60 million beneficiaries on Medicare. If a beneficiary is new to Medicare after April 2018, the beneficiary will receive the new MBI Medicare card.

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) established a transition period from April 2018 through Dec. 31, 2019. During this transition period, either the current Medicare card or the new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier card will be accepted. After Dec. 31, 2019, only the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier card will be accepted.

    https://tinyurl.com/MAANews


  • 27 Jan 2017 5:48 PM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    The board of the Massachusetts Ambulance Association is proud to announce that Representative Geoff Diehl was selected as the MAA 2016 Legislator of the Year.

    Representative Diehl was chosen as the result of his tireless efforts to ensure continued EMS excellence in the state of Massachusetts. In his own words, "I am proud to support your ambulance companies and EMS services. When my constituents, and the people across the state, have an emergency, I know that there is reliable service on the other end of the phone, ready to help them in an instant. However, that reliability requires a unique commitment and determination. That's why I am always ready to help ambulance and EMS services with the legislative initiatives needed to allow your work to continue unabated. As a community, we are grateful for always being there for us."

    The MAA is deeply grateful for the support of Representative Diehl, and looks forward to formally recognizing him February 9 at the association's Annual Dinner and Legislator of the Year Awards.

  • 19 Dec 2016 1:08 PM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    The Massachusetts Ambulance Association wishes you and yours a very happy holiday season. Thank you for your service to the communities in our state!


  • 08 Dec 2016 11:45 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    Yesterday, ambulance industry professionals from 23 companies across four states convened at Professional EMS in Cambridge for the 2016 MAA Best Practices Summit

    The Summit featured short, intense peer-to-peer education on topics ranging from transporting Ebola patients to mobile integrated health to the Coverdell Stroke Collaborative.

    Check out more photos on the Massachusetts Ambulance Association Facebook page!

    MAA members, you can access slide presentations shared by speakers on the Meeting Archive page.

    (Special thanks to our sponsors Solutions Group, InSight Mobile Data, and the CT EMS Expo.)



  • 08 Dec 2016 10:43 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    The Massachusetts Ambulance Association was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Paramedic John Lynch, 60. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and colleagues.

    Read Mr. Lynch's obituary in the Worcester Gazette.

  • 14 Nov 2016 11:13 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the Massachusetts Ambulance Association's Vice President, Ron Quaranto, on his election to the American Ambulance Association board of directors. Ron will represent AAA Region One through 2018.

    Read AAA's interview with Ron.


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