Webinar Materials & FAQ: Claims Guidance for COVID-19

Webinar: How to Best Document and Track Claims Related to COVID-19 Recorded: Thursday, March 26th | 12:00pm Eastern View On-Demand Recording View PPT Slides FAQ of unanswered webinar questions: Is the idea that the ET3 model will be pushed to all ambulance companies or only previously selected participants? The request into CMS and leadership during the declared public health emergency is to allow all ambulance providers and suppliers to transport patients or treat in place based upon the concepts outlined in the Emergency Triage, Treatment and Transport model as defined by CMMI’s release last year. While we wait for finalization of the ET3 protocols, will billing be allowed retroactively? If CMS follows other waiver provisions that they have been approving, then we would expect the waiver to be retroactive. However, that will be clearly identified when and if the final waiver is approved. Asbel spoke about Telehealth medical necessity, which we assume applies to the QHP.  Neither CMS nor the MAC has provided any guidance regarding MN guidance for the ambulance that is facilitating the telehealth.  CMS ET3 FAQ provides a non-answer. Can you advise? You will need to understand the nuances around telehealth and what Medicare requires as a (more…)

CDC Conference Call: Optimization Strategies for Healthcare Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Crisis Standards of Care and COVID-19: What EMS Needs to Know Webinar from EMS Focus Wed, Mar 25, 2020, 2:00 PM EDT Presenters from the Center for Disease Control will provide a COVID-19 update and discuss strategies for healthcare facilities to optimize personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies such as eye protection, isolation gowns, facemasks, and N95 respirators. Webinar Link: Click Here Dial In: US: +1 669 254 5252 or +1 646 828 7666  ...

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EMS.gov Webinar | Crisis Standards of Care and COVID-19: What EMS Needs to Know

Crisis Standards of Care and COVID-19: What EMS Needs to Know Webinar from EMS Focus Thu, Mar 26, 2020 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT COVID-19 is challenging healthcare systems across the country, with many communities already seeing an increased demand for EMS, emergency department and critical care services. A systems approach to developing crisis standards of care, defined as a “substantial change in unusual healthcare operations and the level of care it is possible to deliver,” is critical for EMS systems preparing for any public health emergency. In this webinar, hosted by NHTSA’s Office of EMS, you’ll learn: – Why crisis standards of care planning is so critical in the prehospital setting – How one state is preparing for a surge in demand for EMS services – Implications for local EMS leaders who may have to implement crisis standards of care in their communities The three panelists will share their expertise on crisis standards of care from public health, legal, medical and operational perspectives: – James G. Hodge, Jr., JD, LLM, is the director of the Center for Public Health Law and Policy at Arizona State University and a professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. A (more…)

Webinar: A Report From the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Response

FREE WEBINAR A Report From the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Response View On-Demand Webinar Register Here▶ A Report from the Front Lines – What the 911 provider for New Rochelle, NY and the largest ambulance service provider in the U.S. have learned and what you should know to protect your staff and serve your communities Join Dr. Ed Racht, Chief Medical Officer, and Randy Strozyk, Executive Vice President Operations for Global Medical Response and Hanan Cohen, Director of MIH-CP and Jim O’Connor, Vice President for Empress Ambulance Service for a compelling webinar straight from the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The panelists will discuss workforce safety and wellness, treatment and transport changes, lessons learned, and the challenge of providing services in some of the hardest-hit areas of our country. View Global Medical Response’s COVID-19 resource site► Presenters: Ed Racht, M.D. Chief Medical Officer, Global Medical Response  Dr. Ed Racht has been involved in Emergency Medical Services and healthcare systems for more than 30 years. He currently serves as Chair of the Texas EMS, Trauma and Acute Care Foundation, an organization that provides advocacy, strategic planning and healthcare system credentialing in the State of Texas. Dr. Racht has been (more…)

EMS Week 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2020 EMS STRONG LAUNCHES “READY TODAY. PREPARING FOR TOMORROW.” CAMPAIGN TO HONOR EMS PROFESSIONALS Campaign unifies the profession and brings awareness to National EMS Week, May 17-23, 2020  WASHINGTON March 16, 2020– The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), is proud to announce this year’s EMS STRONG campaign theme: READY TODAY. PREPARING FOR TOMORROW. The annual EMS STRONG campaign provides opportunities to recognize the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) community, enhance and strengthen the profession on a national level and celebrate National EMS Week, May 17-23, 2020. The campaign brings together key organizations, media partners and corporate sponsors that are committed to recognizing and fortifying the EMS community, commending recent groundbreaking accomplishments and increasing awareness of National EMS Week. “As we enter a new decade, we look ahead to the future of prehospital care. This future will include dramatic improvements in patient care, thanks to advances in research, information sharing and life- changing technology,” says William P. Jaquis, MD, FACEP, President of ACEP. “During National EMS Week, and throughout the year, we are proud to recognize EMS and fire professionals who tirelessly serve their communities (more…)

Annual 2021 Session Submissions Are Now Open!

Please note that all session selections for the AAA 2020 Annual Conference & Trade Show have been made. The full agenda is posted to the #Ambucon20 website. If you are interested in speaking NEXT YEAR in 2021, please complete the form below. Thank you for your support and participation! AAA 2021 Session Proposals Due January 31, 2021 AAA Annual Conference & Trade Show November 1–3, 2021 Gaylord Texan | Grapevine, Texas | #Ambucon21 The American Ambulance Association Annual Conference & Trade Show brings together mobile healthcare leaders from across the country to learn, network, and plan for the future of our industry. AAA Annual is committed to empowering our participants with the insights and best practices they need to serve their patients as well as operate efficiently and profitably. Speaking at the AAA Annual Conference & Trade Show is your opportunity to share best practices and insights with your peers as you build your personal brand. We invite you to submit your session proposals before January 31, 2021. Topics Sample speaking proposal topics considered include, but are not limited to: Recruitment, Retention, and Human Resources Operations, Risk Management and Safety Management and Supervision Leadership Development & Structure Improved Fleet Maintenance/Management Clinical/Quality (more…)

Speak at Annual 2020!

AAA 2020 Session Proposals due January 31, 2020 AAA Annual Conference & Trade Show November 2–4, 2020 MGM Grand | Las Vegas, Nevada The American Ambulance Association Annual Conference & Trade Show brings together mobile healthcare leaders from across the country to learn, network, and plan for the future of our industry. AAA Annual is committed to empowering our participants with the insights and best practices they need to serve their patients as well as operate efficiently and profitably. Speaking at AAA 2020 is your opportunity to share best practices and insights with your peers as you build your personal brand. We invite you to submit your session proposals before January 31, 2020. Topics Sample speaking proposal topics considered for AAA 2020 include, but are not limited to: Recruitment, Retention, and Human Resources Operations, Risk Management and Safety Management and Supervision Leadership Development & Structure Improved Fleet Maintenance/Management Clinical/Quality Assurance Program Reimbursement/Patient Accounts Innovation, Technology, and Communications Emerging Healthcare Trends/Hot Topics Healthcare Reform/Public Health Session Formats & Lengths In 2020, AAA is focused on engaging attendees interactively in every session. This year, we are seeking submissions in the following formats: 15 Minute Quick Take (similar to TED Talks) 50 Minute Sunrise Session (Early (more…)