The Minnesota Ambulance Association has worked diligently to achieve many legislative and regulatory wins for the industry over the previous years. Thanks to MAA board, legislative committee and members alike, we were able to accomplish many of our goals to improve payment working directly with payers and continue to work on overall regulatory issues. Also, the MAA will continue to promote and lobby legislation that supports the viability of ambulance operations of all sizes and business structure.

The 2022 session we will focus on:

  • EMT education reimbursement increased
  • PSA local control conversations
  • EMSRB legislation on education standards
  • Price transparency
  • Surprise Billing proposals at the State level
  • Medicaid surcharge program established
  • Soft Body Armorer grant program
  • Legislation to allow the EMSRB the authority to issue waivers to assist with staffing and other work-force issues
  • Funding request of $30 million to MN Ambulance services for workforce and Covid cost
  • Technical fix to Regional Program funding language 

The Ambulance Association holds monthly legislative committee meetings.