12.05.2011

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WESTCHESTER REMAC
ALS/ILS PROVIDER CREDENTIALING


Any questions regarding Westchester Regional MAC credentialing, testing, re-credentialing or MAC cards can be directed to the Regional EMS Office at (914) 231 - 1616, or emailing wremsco@wremsco.org

 

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All CME, CA and credentialing forms are available by going to the REMAC Forms Page

All REMAC protocols, policies and advisories can be found by going REMAC Protocols, Polices, & Advisories Page.

 

 

ALS CREDENTIALING POLICY

NOTE: All providers seeking credentialing in the Westchester Region should be familiar with the current REMAC Credentialing Policy .

PRIMARY AGENCIES

All providers must choose one agency to be their "Primary" agency.  This agency will be responsible for tracking the providers continuing medical education (CME) and call audit (CA) hours required for re-certification. The "Primary" agency will submit reports to the REMAC regarding the provider's progress on a yearly basis.

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APPLYING FOR CREDENTIALING

The provider must submit a completed Credentialing Application with copies of his or her NYS certification card, NYS drivers license or other NYS ID card, and a signed Credentialing Support Form from the "Primary" agency. This letter of support will indicate that provider is working for a regional EMS agency that will be responsible for tracking the provider's CME and CA. 

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TESTING

Written and physician interactive (oral) exams are scheduled on an individual basis by the EMS Office. Providers must be sponsored (volunteer or paid) by a "Primary" Westchester Regional ALS EMS agency to sit for a protocol exam. A credentialing  ID card will not be issued until both the written and oral exams have been successfully completed.

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INFORMATION UPDATES

A provider must notify the Regional EMS Office of the following changes:

  • if he or she changes "Primary" agency (MUST be communicated within 10 days of change)

  • changes to contact information (i.e. address)

These changes must be communicated to the Regional EMS Office by submitting an ALS Provider Update Form with the appropriate section completed.

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RE-CREDENTIALING

Westchester REMAC credentialing expires upon expiration of a provider's NYS certification card.  Prior to expiration the provider should submit an Application For Credentialing Renewal, with copies of his or her new NYS certification card and a signed Credentialing Renewal Support Form from the "Primary" agency.

NOTE: CREDENTIALED PROVIDERS WHO DO NOT HAVE A PRIMARY AGENCY AT THE TIME OF THEIR EXPIRATION WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO RENEW.

The number of CME and CA required to be completed for recredentialing depends upon the date the provider entered the system and when his or her NYS certification card expires.  The standard forty-eight (48) CME and twenty-four (24) CA  is based on a full three (3) year or thirty-six (36) month cycle.  Credentialing periods less than that will be prorated accordingly:

NOTE: This chart is provided for informational purposes only. To obtain an individual providers required number of CME or CA for recredentialing, please contact the Regional EMS Office at (914) 231-1616.

Enter After Month Total CME Total CA Enter After Month Total CME Total CA
1 47 23 19 23 11
2 45 22 20 21 11
3 44 22 21 20 10
4 43 21 22 19 9
5 41 20 23 17 9
6 40 20 24 16 8
7 39 19 25 15 7
8 37 18 26 13 7
9 36 18 27 12 6
10 35 17 28 11 5
11 33 17 29 9 5
12 32 16 30 8 4
13 31 15 31 7 3
14 29 15 32 5 3
15 28 14 33 4 2
16 27 13 34 3 1
17 25 13 35 1 1
18 24 12 36 0 0

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ACTIVE WESTCHESTER REGIONAL ALS PROVIDERS

  • Real Time List 
    (auto-report linked to REMAC database)
    Courtesy of Westchester County Department of Information Technology 

 

The EMS service listed is the Primary Agency of record for that provider.  For any questions regarding any provider's current REMAC status, please contact the Regional EMS Office at (914) 231-1616.

 

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PHOTO ID "MAC" CARDS

All Regionally Credentialed ALS Providers should have their photo ID created upon completion of their exams and wear them while on duty in the region.  Replacement cards can be obtained during normal business hours by appointment ONLY. Please contact the Regional EMS Office at (914) 231-1616 for more information.

 

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