The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) just announced the list of selected applicants for the Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) Model.
The list includes applicants from 36 states and the District of Columbia and it includes a variety of EMS organization types (government-owned, fire-based, private non-profit, private for-profit, and hospital-based) in rural and urban areas. You can find the list of selected applicants here and under the “Additional Information” area on the ET3 Model web page. CMMI says the list of selected Applicants is not the final list of Participants for the ET3 Model. Once CMS has fully executed Participation Agreements with the selected applicants, CMS will publish the final list of Model Participants.
- Selected Applicants. If you’ve been selected, the next step will be executing agreements with ET3 partners (alternative destinations and qualified health care practitioners) and CMMI.
- NOFO Opportunity. CMS plans to publish the ET3 Model Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the 911 medical triage lines shortly after the Model Go-Live, which will hopefully be soon. The NOFO will provide up to two years of funding for entities that have authority over a 911 system to establish or expand upon a low acuity medical triage line. The NOFO is only available in geographic regions where ambulance services have been selected for ET3.