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@deadhead So if this all goes thru, are we gonna see a Lynch ALS unit and an Emergency BLS unit respond on all medicals? And if so, would Lynch transport ALS calls while EAS goes available or Lynch medics riding in the EAS unit like the current squad model?
Or based on EMD at dispatch, only send Lynch to ALS coded calls and EAS to BLS coded calls?
(Edit: looks like you may have answered this in previous post while I was still typing this lol)
Good question. I haven't seen same situation in over 35 years in EMS, but our business is constantly evolving. For Lynch the financial incentive for BLS seems to be in the form of the subsidy they will receive from the City. The contracted BLS transport provider (whether it's EAS or someone else) is responsible for billing, and as with the FD's, they can negotiate a contract with Lynch for bundled billing. However, under these kind of contracts the BLS transport provider would be limited to reimbursing the ALS provider only its direct cost of ALS services and any pass through revenue would have to represent a fair and reasonable payment to your provider for their role as an ALS first responder.How is this going to work in terms of billing for Lynch? If they don't transport BLS patients then what is the financial incentive for them to do this?
Just curious because I've never seen a situation like this with two private ambulances responding to the same incident.