Thanks to a new executive order from the governor, and a waiver from the NJ Department of Health, Emergency Medical Responders (EMRs), are now allowed to aid in medical transportation in New Jersey due in part to recent changes in demand in the field due to COVID-19.
The earlier standard required two Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) staff members in an ambulance while transporting patients --- one as the driver and one rendering care. The current standard allows one EMT and one EMR to staff an ambulance.
Now more than ever, becoming an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) is a great way for individuals to enter the EMS field and grow within the healthcare industry. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions answered about the newest EMS role in New Jersey, the differences between an EMT, and how to get started today.
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Medical transportation is a key aspect in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. All across the country, EMTs are assisting with overflow at hospitals, bringing patients to and from various facilities, and putting themselves at risk for the sake of others.
We recently spoke with Joe Borer, On Time's Vice President of North Operations, to find out more the impact this virus has had on EMS operations in New Jersey, how their team stays motivated during the crisis, and their plans for the future.
Here's what we learned about some of the heroes at On Time.
Becoming an EMT is a great way to get involved in an awesome job with great potential. And the first step on the road to becoming an EMT is getting the right education.
Below we’ve compiled a list of all sorts of different places you can get your EMT education here in New Jersey. Whether it’s with a hospital system, a private company, or a community college program, you don’t have to travel far to find a great class near you.
We are proud to be partnering with Community Safety Consultants to offer a full schedule of EMT elective courses in 2019. We offer a variety of different frameworks for each session, and these classes are free for all On Time employees. So without further adieu, here's what you can expect for EMT Elective classes with us in 2019.
Note: all classes will be held at our main headquarters in Roselle, New Jersey.
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A recent report by the advocacy group New York Lawyers for the Public Interest points out that Uber and Lyft often fall terribly short for people in wheelchairs and those who have mobility issues.
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As one of New Jersey's largest medical transportation providers, we are always hiring dedicated and talented people. We have more than 300 employees and several locations across the state.
Are you looking for a health care job in New Jersey? Do you want to be challenged and grow professionally?
Below is a look at five positions where we need more people. Please have a look.
We are proud to announce our newest service offering, On Time Billing Services.
This program combines personalized support and software to teach organizations how best to manage their ambulance and medical transportation billing.
(updated on 4/6/2017)
Whether by van, sedan, or ambulance --- safety in medical transportation is critical. No one wants to get hurt on the job, be out of work, and lose weeks of pay due to a back injury.
We don't need to tell you how complicated things can get when you're injured, can't work, and you have kids at home. It causes major disruptions for families and organizations.
That's why taking effective safety measures in the medical transportation injury is vital to your health, well-being and long term success as an ambulance driver or EMT.
Not to mention the health of your patients and the health of your organization.
Without further ado here are 10 safety mantras that you can start using today:
Is your senior care facility getting the transportation services that it deserves? Is the medical bus/shuttle/van company doing all that it should to ensure that safety is the top priority, and that your population is 100% satisfied? Arm yourself with the questions to ask to make sure that you and your clients are in the right hands.
It's been a year and a half since Prior Authorization went into effect here in New Jersey. There have been some unintended consequences, but for the most part it seems that the program has been successful. As one of the state's largest ambulance and medical transportation companies, we have gained plenty of experience in complying with these new regulations.
To assist our various partners, we've put together a list of explanations and key terms that health care workers can use to increase chances of approval. This list is by no means exhaustive, but we think it's a good start. If you have questions that are more in-depth or specific to your organization, we'd be happy to schedule a compliance consultation visit.
When they can’t drive, getting Mom, Dad, Grandma or Grandpa to the doctor and other medical appointments can be challenging. They can’t afford to miss a key appointment, but you aren’t able to drop everything to give them a ride and accompany them each time.
It can seem like there are few places to turn --- but there are actually plenty of options.
To some this list may seem like common sense. But we're often surprised at how many people don’t know of the services and solutions available. Without further ado, here are ten ways to get a senior to his or her doctor’s appointment.
We are proud to have the largest service-area footprint of any private ambulance company in New Jersey.
Our 120 transport vehicles are deployed in three operational depots: Roselle, Voorhees, and Fair Lawn. These include: caravans, minivans, passenger vans, Mobility Assistance Vehicles (MAVs), Basic Life Support Ambulances, and Specialty Care Transport Units (SCTUs).
Medical transportation is not an easy business. Moving cargo might be straightforward, but moving people is a big responsibility and requires a serious culture of safety. The safest and most successful players in the industry all have a few core habits in common. Here are our five characteristics of a great medical transportation firm.
Whenever a winter storm threatens New Jersey, On Time Ambulance is tracking it well in advance. Our Director of Operations, Joe Borer, is involved in the state’s Office of Emergency Management and therefore receives real-time detailed forecast updates as any major local storm system develops. In the case of Winter Storm Jonas, we began preparations about a week prior to the massive storm’s arrival. We made sure we’d have extra maintenance staff on hand and plenty of salt, shovels, plows, and additional personnel ready to clear the way. However, Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate with the weather forecast.
Having an elderly parent undergo surgery can be a scary proposition. The senior population is frailer and more prone to complications than younger people. However, making sure that you and your mom or dad fully prepare for the procedure will ensure the best chances for success. Below are a few tips that we've picked up along the way.
It seems like this phenomenon pops up in the news every week. Medical transportation is one of four major drivers of Medicare and Medicaid fraud. Some providers will attempt outrageous stunts to bill our health care system for expensive services. Below are a few examples from here in New Jersey and around the country.
In December 2014, new Medicare rules on ambulance transportation went into effect here in New Jersey.
CMS implemented the new rules to weed out fraud from ambulance companies billing Medicare for transportation on a stretcher in an ambulance when other, less costly methods would have sufficed. While many welcomed these changes, there have been some unintended consequences.
When a loved one needs to travel but has chronic health issues or limited mobility, long distance medical transportation is often an appropriate solution. This mode of transport is more affordable than an air ambulance and more suitable for individuals with medical conditions than a simple car service.
When a loved one has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, an extremely challenging road often lies ahead. Along with coping with grief and making appropriate arrangements, many difficult decisions need to be made.
Navigating the healthcare landscape and determining what services are and are not covered for a person on hospice care can certainly feel overwhelming.
Thinking about how to get mom, dad, grandma, or grandpa to your family gathering for the holidays? Not sure if you’ll pick them up yourself, if they’ll use a taxi service, or if you'll consult a medical transporation provider?
Here are five things to keep in mind when arranging holiday transportation for elderly relatives.
Medical transport is a perfect solution for a variety of different types of clients. But more often than not, Medicare and private insurance won't pay for it. The patient or the family must pay privately for the service. Rates can differ substantially, so before you pay privately for medical transportation for yourself or a loved one, be aware of some important factors that will affect the cost of the ride.