Save the Paramedics NJ is a coalition of concerned citizens committed to protecting New Jersey's emergency services, ensuring that Paramedic professionals can continue to provide their needed care in an affordable manner to New Jersey residents.
In an emergency, every second counts... Save the Paramedics NJ supports rational billing practices to adequately fund paramedic services to ensure that quality, advanced pre-hospital care is available to stabilize patients as early as possible. Beginning advanced care and starting dialogue with the hospital before a patient reaches the trauma center or emergency room is crucial to save lives and increase a patient's chance of recovery.
There is an impending crisis... In parts of the state, paramedic services are becoming endangered due to reimbursement issues involving Medicare recipients. Medicare's single billing rule has caused enormous deficits for Paramedic programs, making continuing service difficult, if not impossible, for some providers.
New Jersey is a dinosaur when it comes to addressing the problem of Medicare and Paramedics... New Jersey is the only state in the nation that mandates a two-tier EMS system, prohibits the advanced life support tier from transporting, and does not provide a subsidy fund for advanced life support services. Simply put, New Jersey is the only state in the nation that has not yet adjusted its own regulations to fit Medicare's rules in order for Paramedics to survive.
We need immediate solutions... Save the Paramedics NJ was created to begin and sustain a dialogue on the New Jersey Paramedic situation until long term solutions are in place.
Dialogue is needed... There are several pieces of legislation currently under consideration. The legislature must act and sustain a dialogue in order to develop a long term solution to this crisis.
Help save those who save you! Join the growing citizens coalition of Save The Paramedics NJ by clicking here or by calling 1-888-4MedixNJ, and show your support by signing the petition.