June 3, 2016 – This week, NC Governor McCrory signed the Medicaid Reform Waiver which includes an Innovation component to Community Paramedicine. Pictured to the right, the NC Office of EMS, Association of Rescue & EMS, DHHS physicians and NC EMS agencies (Wake County, Guilford County, Mecklenburg County-MEDIC, McDowell County, and Johnston County) were on hand to witness the signing.

EMS|MC was instrumental in moving this important initiative forward. In addition to regularly attending Medicaid Reform Public Meetings, the EMSpeak team collaborated with the Association of EMS Administrators in arranging an EMS forum to ensure that the Medicaid Cost Supplement Reimbursement remain in place and to advocate for an Innovation component in the waiver for Community Paramedicine.