A new emergency medical services (EMS) resource has been announced by the Technical Assistance and Services Center (TASC), a program of the National Rural Health Resource Center. This resource was supported by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy and coordinated by TASC.
This resource helps ambulance agency leaders in rural America assess their agency’s readiness to transform to the level of care that is a people-centered and rewards positive patient outcomes through value-based payment. It provides assistance to rural ambulance agency leaders in succeeding with moving from volume to value in their agency’s culture and operations.
Rural Community Ambulance Agency Transformation consists of a self-assessment and associated resource collections in the areas of the Critical Access Hospital Blueprint for Performance Excellence, adapted specifically for rural ambulance agencies, from the Baldrige Excellence Framework for Health Care. Leaders are encouraged to complete the assessment periodically to monitor their progress and receive updated resources to guide their continued journey. The self-assessment and resource collections Include: