Author Archives: Marc M. Meyer

The Story I Was Waiting for About the Miracle on the Hudson

And why, oh why, can't Houston Fire (or Dallas Fire, or Austin Fire) get good press like this?  The New York Times has published an excellent piece on the actions of the FDNY marine units in making rescues the day US Air flight 1549 landed in the Hudson.  While well deserved accolades have ...

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Half of Americans prone to Diabetes by 2020? So says UnitedHealth

UnitedHealth has released a report on healthcare costs related to diabetes that claims fully half of all Americans will be prone to diabetes in just ten years.  The vast majority of those are in a "prediabetic" condition, but it is still a significant issue for healthcare providers as costs for even those in a prediabetic ...

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In Austin this week

I'm in Austin at the TDH state EMS Conference this week.  This gives me a chance to meet 4,000 potential clients in one place.  If you are in Austin, I'm in booth 1620!  Stop by and say Hi! Marc

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Amarillo Paramedics Turn Down Union

In a lop-sided vote, paramedics with American Medical Response (AMR) in Amarillo turned back an attempt by the International Association of EMTs and Paramedics to form a union for employees of Amarillo Medical Services, the 911 response provider in Amarillo.  Apparently some employees have been critical of AMR's management of AMS since AMR took over ...

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Fox 26 News Report: Medicare Fraud Cases Holding Up Ambulances

Fox 26 interviewed Arrington Strickland, the owner of United EMS in Houston, a couple of weeks ago.  They played the interview on Monday, the 14th, and highlighted a problem in the Houston area - fraud related to ambulance transports for dialysis patients. As ...

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