Episode 159 is Robert McCaughan and Todd Pritchard talking about a new EMS Reimbursement Pilot project being conducted in Pittsburgh. Bob and Todd take us through the steps from concept to implementation. The project is a collaboration between hospitals, EMS and health insurance to provide reimbursement to EMS when patients are not transported. Bob is the Vice President of Prehospital Care Services for the Allegheny Health Network. Bob was an original member of the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Emergency Medical Services when it was established in 1975. Retiring as Chief from Pittsburgh EMS in 2012, he joined Pittsburgh-based Highmark Health as Vice President of Prehospital Care Services before moving into his current position.
Todd is the Chief of Medical Rescue Team South Authority and the Chairperson of the Allegheny County EMS Chiefs Association. Todd began his career with MRTSA as a volunteer in 1985 after graduating from California University of Pennsylvania. Todd was promoted to Chief of MRTSA in 2007.

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