Meetings Resume to Discuss Contra Costa County Ambulance Patient Offload Times
Who Contra Costa County hospitals Contra Costa County Emergency Medical Services Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Hospital Council What Hospital Council has resumed regular meetings with Contra Costa County hospitals, County Emergency Medical Services, and the County Fire Protection District regarding ambulance patient offload times (APOT). At the first meeting since the pandemic, hospital […]
New APOT Materials Available for Hospitals
As CHA and Hospital Council continue to work on hospitals’ behalf to help educate about ambulance patient offload times (APOT), we have developed materials that members can use when talking with the public, media, lawmakers, or other key stakeholders about this issue.
Update on New APOT Policy from Falck Ambulance in Alameda County
Who Alameda County hospitals Falck Ambulance Hospital Council What On March 1, Falck Ambulance (Alameda County’s 911 provider) implemented a new ambulance patient offload time (APOT) policy for a 60-day trial period. In response to concerns raised by Hospital Council, the policy was revised to drop the provision to bill hospitals for offloads that exceed […]
Hospital Council Responds To Proposed Policy On ‘Hard Offloads’ And Hospital Billing From Falck Ambulance
Who Alameda County Hospitals Falck Ambulance Hospital Council What In January, Falck Ambulance — the 911 ambulance provider for Alameda County — informed hospitals that it would be implementing a new policy in response to extended ambulance patient offload times (APOT). Under the new policy, Falck intends to leave patients in the emergency department on […]