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Announcements

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s updated EMS System regulations, 105 CMR 170.000, have been promulgated, and are effective, 1/6/2023. Attached are the updated regulations. View the updated document HERE.

Also attached please find Advisory 23-01-01, providing clarification about the timeline for implementation of ambulance transport of certain behavioral health emergency patients to Community Behavioral Health Centers (CBHCs).

If you have any questions, feel free to the office.

It's all about communication! In an effort to improve that, CMEMSC is publishing a newsletter, The Region II Responder. Click here and send a short message to have it delivered directly to your inbox.

In response to the surge of pediatric respiratory illness that has been seen across the Commonwealth and throughout the country, the use of high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) treatment has increased in many hospital systems. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has obtained a limited supply of HFNC delivery devices, which it is able to loan to ambulance services to help build corresponding capacity for this treatment in the interfacility transfer (IFT) aspect of the EMS setting. This is being supported by MDPH’s Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) and Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management (OPEM) in conjunction with the Massachusetts Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program.

Please see this Memorandum for details about the HFNC devices and requesting a loan.

Dear EMS Colleagues,

This is a reminder that the new custom element Stroke Scale Score Value (itVitals.055) is required in MATRIS for stroke incidents starting Thursday 12/1/2022. 

The validation rule that was added to the Schematron file implemented in November only enforces the Stroke Scale Score Value(itVitals.055) when the Date Unit Notified by Dispatch Date/Time (eTimes.03) is after 12/1/2022 00:00.

 

The Schematron file with the details is posted on the NEMSIS website https://nemsis.org/state-data-managers/state-map-v3/massachusetts

Please direct any questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you for your continued support of your communities and commitment to emergency excellence,

Region 2 providers can find free distibutive education that is relevant to your work in central Massachusetts. You will need to get an access code from your agencies training coordinator/officer to register. Once registered, you can access any distributive class on the CMEMSC learnign management sytem.

https://cmemsc-training.org/

The Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) is installing the new Schematron file on MATRIS with updated validation rules on Tuesday November 1, 2022 at 9:00AM EST. Any runs that are imported into MATRIS after that time will be validated against this new set of rules.  The majority of the updates made existing rules less restrictive. Please work with your vendor to ensure that your ePCR is updated.

The specific updates may be found in the attached files and are posted on the NEMSIS website https://nemsis.org/state-data-managers/state-map-v3/massachusetts

This is also a reminder that the update to the Administrative Requirement 5-403 updating the required number of days to submit from 14 to 7 becomes effective tomorrow November 1, 2022  as well.

Please direct any questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services posted new MassHealth EMS rates, which will go into effect on Tuesday, November 1, 2022. The rates and additional information are available here:  https://www.mass.gov/doc/emergency-adoption-date-filed-october-28-2022-3/download

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The recertification period is open. If you need credits for your March 31st deadline or are getting a jump on the next cycle, we have classes posted on our Continuing Education page. Check it out.

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