I don’t understand how it’s so difficult for the crews to be aware of the costs are. It’s public record for public entities and many 911 contracts. Print the rate sheet and put it in the clipboard. These are not launch codes.Yes. If the crew is wrong, here come the lawsuits, in case you haven’t noticed, Ameridians will sue at the drop of a hat.
There is no need to dump all this on a crew. Non emergent calls to a company can be dealt with by a QC person handed off from dispatch.
Again. What does this have to do with field care? What if it’s a FD handoff and since taxes pay for FD services, then you tell them it’s $$$, and the rightfully demand the “free ride” from FD, who refuses, what then? The crew has to step in the middle of it? Please. Stop trying to foist ever single issue onto the workers.
Fees have ZERO to do with informed consent. Wil we then allow the patient to dictate what care they get to save money? If so, you just made a perfect argument for BLS only EMS. Go cheap. No harm in that, eh?