CMS has created a program called ET3 or Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) Model | CMS Innovation Center
What is the ET3 Model? What are the goals of this Model? - The Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) Model is a voluntary, five-year payment model that will provide greater flexibility to ambulance care teams to address emergency health care needs of Medicare Fee-for-Service beneficiaries following a 9-1-1 call. The goals of the Model are to provide person-centered care, increase efficiency in the EMS system, and encourage appropriate utilization of emergency medical services.
Providers are looking for ways to connect EMTs virtually with their Emergency Departments so they can Triage and Treat onsite or decide if it is best to trasport the patient to the nearest E\DR.
There are other B2B type virtual visit use cases such as the ones below, these all have some triage and routing that must happen to get the patient to the correct physician for the visits. A similar solution can be used to accommodate these scenarios as well.
- Home Health or Skilled Nursing Facility needs to contact an MD for a Patient Virtual Visit
- PCP needs a consult with a specialist
- Adult Acute Care Facility needs a consult with a Pediatric Acute Care Facility