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  1. My bad on screwing up the spelling of HIPAA, i realized it right after i posted it and I cant seem to edit my OP otherwise it would have been fixed. Me and Dwayne had a talk about this the other day Anyways it was the "R.I.P Old Man" that got to me, this same guy was called to assist my grandpa when he had his final heart attack and was unaware who he was until later that day when I said he had died. Had he posted something like that about my grand dad I would have been very pissed. He is losing sight of the fact that that "old man" was someones son, someones dad, someones grandpa ect ect
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  2. I think we're arguing for the same thing... I don't refuse transport now even when I know for a fact I'm dealing with a minor complaint. I'm not able to, I HAVE to offer transport no matter what. My argument is, currently Medicare pays roughly $400 for an ALS 1 TRANSPORT. Doesn't matter if it's an IV "just because" or a sick CHF patient getting ready to die, as long as it fits in the ALS 1 category. What if we switched and payed $200 for an ALS RESPONSE and assessment, plus appropriate billing for procedures (x amount for an EKG, x for an IV, ect) and then bill only for your transport
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  3. The future is now, it's happening all the time, by the time you read this, it'll be the future. The one thing left standing still as time passes us by at such an alarming rate that many of us are looking in the mirror and wondering where in the hell all the time went is EMS. I was twenty-one what seemed like a few months ago, now I'm twenty-four, pretty soon I'll be fifty and I won't even have realized where all the time went. EMS is the same way, we've lost track of just how quickly time and medicine moves. Maybe it's because we've grown up outside of the mainstream medical system, we're
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  4. Interesting read, Squinter. I know that you have been very involved in trying to make some changes there, and have met with acute frustration. My point remains the same, though: until we actually get enough people from the trenches to get involved, nothing can possibly change. You are allowed to bitch about ACP - you have been there. I dont care how much it appears that it is a tool of the Conservative government.... if 100 people with a vision for change show up, it will be a different story. Yes, we do get what we deserve, my friend. Send two busloads of paramedics to the AGM, and watch th
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  5. OH, I see you dont want to talk about this universe, you want to talk about an alternate universe that is somewhere in the future. Your argument is similar to we drive cars, but in the future we will all have personal hover-crafts, so we should stop using cars now. Having an attitude of "patients should suffer because I do not agree with the way the world operates" is very scary.
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  6. Definitive care does not equal the ER in every scenario. The CURRENT EMS standard of care in the U.S. How about you show me where you got those numbers? And since when did every patient need (or actually get) labs and X-rays at the ER?
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  7. The cases described aren't laziness, they're stupidity (political correctness be damned). Some of the laziest providers I've had the displeasure of knowing throw everyone in the truck, do as little treatment as they can get away with, and write a half assed report. The problem with leaving people at home in the US is the average medic is too uneducated to tell who can stay and who can't. Cases above happen because a lot of providers are too stupid to realize this. The "just one life/I don't want to get sued/transport is our job" crowd is keeping EMS in the dark ages. Right now EMS pr
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  8. This post deserves an award. Since when was clinical excellence and competency deemed laziness? Oh, that's right. Ever since parawannabes decided that instead of increasing their education and becoming true clinicians, they'd rather remediate the whole profession to defaultist taxi drivers that have no common sense and no strength of conviction to elevate themselves and become the folks who can make these kinds of decisions on their own.
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  9. Ok I know I am getting slammed on this one. I read the artical first and then I was just able to watch the video as youtube is banned at work. Now in watching it first of all a terrorist dosn't give a crap about a 6 year old. And whether we like it or no there are sleeper cells in our countries. In watching the video the TSA worker was polite and explained everything she was going to do to the mother and while patting down the child. The child complied and didnt look like she was under any stress, she wasnt crying or fussing in the video at least. When I saw the statement Groping I as
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  10. What does it take to get banned here anymore. Since when do we allow this kind of nonsense on a professional forum. I have never been so offended, or turned off of this site. C'mon admin..... get a grip here
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  11. Sorry you are wrong, the fact that you will not sleep with someone based simply on skin color is the most basic barometer of how racist you are or are not. I realize it is painfull for the racist to admit, but it is true. There is no other action that more clearly defines how you feel about the other races; if they are not good enough for you to date, then you clearly feel your race is superior. Funny, the crickets are still chirping. There have been 4 or 5 non-racist who have stepped forward, the rest of the room must clearly be racist. Call your mom and tell them you are considering dat
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  12. And in all other periods being black has been considered a physical deformity worthy of being classified as a lesser human and punishable by death. Funny how you scream we should treat African Americans with all sort of respect but have no problems referring to women with derogatory terms such as "chicks". Do as I say, not as I do. As for being racist, if I go out and get drunk, meet some minority woman and sleep with her that night with no intention of ever speaking to her again, does that make me not racist? I married a woman who is half Hispanic and half black (her words), but you'll pr
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  13. Last time I looked homosexuality was not in the DSM, perhaps this has been added in as a new diagnosis? Take care, chbare.
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  15. First of all this was the topic of the TV show the OFFICE, the night before Wendy posted this, so probably made up. But there is no greater test than who you choose to date, as to whether or not you are a racist (remember racist means that you think your race is superior, not that you burn crosses in peoples yards). You can say you are a vegetarian all day long, but when I see you eat a steak taco, i know it isnt true. And last time I checked, we do have black people up north, but I will issue a "pass" for those who live in Alaska and the Dakotas (although I have seen black people in Canada
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  16. I am here, all you have to do is say my name three times like beetlejuice. Good point beiber, you are correct, it is sad that this is such a racist country. Now before you all get mad, let me check the dictionary; racist: The notion that ones own ethnic stock is superior. Most everyone in this room is racist, but can't admit it. Here is a little self-test that I have mentioned several times, but cant get anyone to fess up to. To see if you are racist, ask this question to yourself: If I am white, have i ever dated or made love to an african american ? If you are african american, ha
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  17. Here you go, look under "what information is protected": http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/summary/index.html
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  18. Your logic does not work here, homosexuality is a mental disease, I am not mentally ill, so I would not sleep with a homosexual. I have no problem hanging out with homosexuals in a social or workplace setting, so I do not think I qualify as a homophobe. But back to the original point, I still hear the crickets chirping, where are all those non racist who date everyone ?
    -1 points
  19. Sorry AK, you are wrong regarding this law only applying to those who bill. Anyone who divulges confidential information is subject to the law, but you are correct, this was not a violation of the law, as no specific person was identified. But this does show the need for a law to rein in this whole facebook/internet mess. The poster is right, there was probably only one cardiac arrest in a town that small that day, so it would not be hard to figure out who the poster was talking about. I am tired of constant posts from firefighters, emts, and medics bitching about how their shift is going.
    -1 points
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