Join the VAA today!
So, what's in it for you?
For less than the cost of one billable BLS trip per year, you
can belong to an organization that supports you and the
Legislative and Industry Representation at State and
Promote VAA Standards: influence safety, health and tax
issues with the General Assembly Regulatory National Levels
and other state EMS related organizations. You have a voice
and representation! Let it be heard.
Legislative Watch: Frequent dialogue with legislators and testimony provided at legislative hearings.
Reimbursement Representation to Medicare: Your questions or problems can be taken to the appropriate person through the Care, Medicaid through the Medicare and Association's relationship with CMS, HMS, DPW, etc.
Reimbursement News: An email newsletter produced bi-monthly to keep the membership up-to-date on any reimbursement issue.
Periodic Reimbursement Education: Each year, the Association brings in experts in reimbursement issues to keep members Update Seminars informed of tips and trends in reimbursement.
Networking: Meet with the leaders of other services in Vermont. They may have already experienced your problem.
Issue Alerts: Email Communication on timely topics as they become available, public or when the VAA office is notified.
Scholarship: Services from around the state may nominate outstanding individuals from their services to receive the "Chuck Hoag Scholarship" award.
Other Resources: The VAA Officers are there for you. When you need an answer, contact us Available via email, fax, phone, or the web and we'll do the research for you.
Boundtree Medical Discounts: Members of the VAA are eligible for a group purchasing discount on all items sold by Boundtree Medical.
Airgas Discounts: Members of the VAA are eligible for a group purchasing discount on Oxygen Tank rental and oxygen.
NAEMT Membership: 25% discount on NAEMT membership.
What we have accomplished:
- Medicaid Reimbursement Increase
The VAA lobbied the Department of Health and was able to have the reimbursement amount increased by almost 34%. The first increase in over 10 years
- Ambulance Reimbursement Reform
Introduced legislation whidch requires insurance companies to pay the biller not the patient for services rendered by the ambulance service. The VAA has seats on the Homeland Security Grants Advisory Council, State EMS Advisory Committee, and the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC).