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  • February 28, 2017 1:56 PM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    US News & World Reports recently ranked Massachusetts as the overall best state, and number two in healthcare. Check out the full rankings on their site!

  • February 27, 2017 9:02 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    (from MAA Secretary Sean Patrick Tyler)

    In 2015, Congress passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. This law requires the removal of Social Security numbers from all Medicare cards by April 2019. This new initiative is referred to as the Social Security Number Removal Initiative (SSNRI). The new Medicare card will have a completely different and randomly assigned identifier that will be 11 characters long with a mix of numbers and uppercase letters. This is called the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI). Starting around April 2018, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will start mailing out the new Medicare cards in phases, since there are approximately 60 million beneficiaries on Medicare. If a beneficiary is new to Medicare after April 2018, the beneficiary will receive the new MBI Medicare card.

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) established a transition period from April 2018 through Dec. 31, 2019. During this transition period, either the current Medicare card or the new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier card will be accepted. After Dec. 31, 2019, only the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier card will be accepted.


  • January 27, 2017 3:48 PM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    The board of the Massachusetts Ambulance Association is proud to announce that Representative Geoff Diehl was selected as the MAA 2016 Legislator of the Year.

    Representative Diehl was chosen as the result of his tireless efforts to ensure continued EMS excellence in the state of Massachusetts. In his own words, "I am proud to support your ambulance companies and EMS services. When my constituents, and the people across the state, have an emergency, I know that there is reliable service on the other end of the phone, ready to help them in an instant. However, that reliability requires a unique commitment and determination. That's why I am always ready to help ambulance and EMS services with the legislative initiatives needed to allow your work to continue unabated. As a community, we are grateful for always being there for us."

    The MAA is deeply grateful for the support of Representative Diehl, and looks forward to formally recognizing him February 9 at the association's Annual Dinner and Legislator of the Year Awards.

  • December 19, 2016 11:08 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    The Massachusetts Ambulance Association wishes you and yours a very happy holiday season. Thank you for your service to the communities in our state!

  • December 08, 2016 9:45 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    Yesterday, ambulance industry professionals from 23 companies across four states convened at Professional EMS in Cambridge for the 2016 MAA Best Practices Summit

    The Summit featured short, intense peer-to-peer education on topics ranging from transporting Ebola patients to mobile integrated health to the Coverdell Stroke Collaborative.

    Check out more photos on the Massachusetts Ambulance Association Facebook page!

    MAA members, you can access slide presentations shared by speakers on the Meeting Archive page.

    (Special thanks to our sponsors Solutions Group, InSight Mobile Data, and the CT EMS Expo.)

  • December 08, 2016 8:43 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    The Massachusetts Ambulance Association was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Paramedic John Lynch, 60. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and colleagues.

    Read Mr. Lynch's obituary in the Worcester Gazette.

  • November 14, 2016 9:13 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the Massachusetts Ambulance Association's Vice President, Ron Quaranto, on his election to the American Ambulance Association board of directors. Ron will represent AAA Region One through 2018.

    Read AAA's interview with Ron.

  • November 14, 2016 9:03 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    Congratulations to MAA member Trinity EMS and partner FirstWatch for their selection as the 2016 American Ambulance Association AMBY winner for Best Use of Technology. Trinity and FirstWatch joined forces to fight the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts.

  • November 03, 2016 2:34 PM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    Brian K Andrews, President of Western Massachusetts EMS, asked that we share the following with you.

    Linda J. Moriarty Celebration of Life

    Please Join Us

    Thursday December 1, 2016 from 6 PM – 9 PM at Union Station Ballroom, Northampton, MA

    • 6:00 PM-7:00 PM   Social Hour.  Cash Bar and a variety of butler-style hors d’oeuvres. Music by one of Linda’s favorite local entertainers, Noah Lis
    • 7:00 PM  Event begins, Invited Speakers        Your Host: R.F. Conway, MD
    • 830 PM     Raise a Toast to LJM 


    Thanks to the generous support of the WMEMS Regional Board, the first 150 PAID tickets are only $20

    After #150, tickets reserved or purchased by Monday November 21 at 5 pm are $25. You may reserve a ticket at the $25 price and pay at the door. (Reserved tickets will be billed regardless of actual attendance.)  Beginning November 22 or At-The-Door, tickets are $30.

    Funds exceeding event expenses will be donated to  “Rays of Hope “and the” Dakin Humane Society” in Linda’s Name.  There will also be optional donation opportunities on-site.

    Make checks payable to WMEMS    For more information or to reserve/purchase tickets please contact:


    Brian K. Andrews, EMTP
    Western Massachusetts Emergency Medical Services
    (413)281-7209 cell

  • October 20, 2016 11:13 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    The board of the Massachusetts Ambulance Association is proud to serve the needs of some of the finest EMS providers in the state. 

    Over the past year, the MAA board has delivered to members legislative and regulatory advocacy excellence, a redesigned website, a new social media presence, and an enhanced benefit package featuring member savings and more. Now, more than ever, the MAA needs your continued support.

    As befits the MAA's history of frugality, the board has not raised dues in several years. In 2017, to keep pace with the costs of our ongoing advocacy, legal, and operations needs, a slight increase is reflected below. 

    • Active (voting) members: $275 fee, plus $110 per ambulance ($3500 cap)
    • Associate (municipal/gov) members: $550
    • Affiliate (vendor) members: $1100

    Please contact maa@the-aaa.org should you have any questions or concerns about the dues change.

    Thank you again for your continued support, and we look forward to serving your ambulance service for many years to come.