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Healthcare Standards in Medical Flight Services and the US Law

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The Latest on Air Ambulance Transport Rules by FAA

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Is CAMTS accreditation a required certification?

CAMTS accreditation is voluntary. However, several states and some governmental agencies have accepted or required CAMTS Accreditation for licensing, contracts or reimbursements.

What is the accreditation process for medical transport services?

Accreditation begins with an application form. The form indicates the service's intentions to complete the process. The service then receives a Program Information Form (PIF).

What s CAMTS certification?

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) is an independent non-profit corporation, comprised of representatives from twenty member organizations, each representing some component of air and ground medical transport.

Is there a governing body over the MedEvac Community?

There is no single "governing body" over medEvac services. Each service is independent, or could be part of a group of similar programs.

Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS)

The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), established in 1980, is an international association which serves providers of air and surface medical transport systems. The association, a voluntary non-profit organization, encourages and supports its members in maintaining a standard of performance reflecting high quality patient care and safe and efficient operations.

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