Upcoming  COVID-19 Webinars:

Recurring Operational and Clinical Discussions

EMS providers serve on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Ambulance Association is here to help! Join us for weekly interactive discussions to share best practices and insights as well as to overcome common challenges.

We look forward to facilitating the exchange of ideas and critically important information.

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Other Upcoming Webinars:

June 11 | Cost Collection: Labor Costs
June 12 | Internal Size-Up: Mental Health for EMS Webinar
June 16 | How to Use an ESOP in These Turbulent Times
July 9 | Cost Collection: Facilities and Vehicle Costs

On-Demand Webinars
On-Demand | AAA Town Hall with Senator Bill Cassidy, MD
On-Demand | Mental Health & Wellness During the COVID-19 Pandemic
On-Demand | On Demand | Cost Collection: Service Mix
On-Demand | Federal COVID-19 Update with Dr. Krohmer

 

Upcoming Cost Collection Webinars:

 

Labor Costs

Thursday, June 11, 2020 | 2:00pm EST
$99 for AAA-Members | $198 for Non-Members (Included in ACE Subscription)

Finding out how CMS defines labor, especially as it pertains to medics, administrative staff, and contract labor, can be critical to submitting the most accurate and complete data. Personnel and labor costs are typically the most expensive costs for any ambulance organization. Reporting accurate costs will be vital in giving CMS the information it needs to make good decisions on payment policies. Join us to learn just how important reporting your “fully burdened labor costs” can be. Purchase Webinar. 

 

Facilities and Vehicle Costs

Thursday, July 9, 2020 | 2:00pm EST
$99 for AAA-Members | $198 for Non-Members (Included in ACE Subscription)

CMS needs information on how the many different types of EMS organizations are housed and how those facilities are paid for. When it comes to shared services, how should the facilities be apportioned so that each area is fully accounted for? What about remounts of ambulances and the costs associated with that? Where do other vehicles fit in? By participating in this webinar, services can learn what mileage CMS needs, what counts as an ambulance, as well as how to provide good data on repair, maintenance, and insurance costs. Purchase Webinar. 

Equipment, Consumables, and Supplies Costs

Thursday, August 13, 2020 | 2:00pm EST
$99 for AAA-Members | $198 for Non-Members (Included in ACE Subscription)

What is the difference between consumable supplies and capital equipment? How does a service know which category equipment, furniture, or medications should go in? Listen to this webinar to learn all about these and other important distinctions so that you can submit your data in the most accurate and complete manner.

 

Other and Total Costs (link not available yet) 

Thursday, September 10, 2020 | 2:00pm EST
$99 for AAA-Members | $198 for Non-Members (Included in ACE Subscription)

Not only does CMS need information on labor, facilities, vehicles, and equipment costs, they have room for services to submit all other costs that are required to provide ambulance services to patients. By participating in this webinar, you can learn about the many different additional costs you incur, such as accounting costs, IT support, etc., that we often don’t think about but adds to the bottom line. You will also get great ideas on how to correctly allocate these and other costs to multiple NPI’s or your parent organization if needed. Total costs will be defined and explained and the importance of the self-check of total costs compared to revenue is not only necessary data for submission but important for your service to truly understand the cost of service.

 

Revenues

Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 2:00pm EST
$99 for AAA-Members | $198 for Non-Members (Included in ACE Subscription)

What counts as revenues? Everyone knows that Medicare payments, insurance payments, and patient self-pays are revenue, but what about other sources that you may not normally think of? Do you receive VA payments, do you have membership fees, or get local taxes earmarked for EMS? If so, you won’t want to miss this webinar and learn how to recognize different revenue sources as well as the best way to categorize them and submit them to CMS.

 

Putting it All Together 

Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 2:00pm EST
$99 for AAA-Members | $198 for Non-Members (Included in ACE Subscription)

The end of the first reporting period is approaching, and soon services will begin the process of gathering, analyzing, and submitting the data they have been collecting throughout 2020. What are the best methods to cross check your data and what questions still remain? In this webinar, AAA faculty will go over updated information from CMS as well as answer the questions services have as they finalize data for submission.

 

So, You Have Been Selected for Year TWO. Now What? 

Thursday, December 10, 2020 | 2:00pm EST
$99 for AAA-Members | $198 for Non-Members (Included in ACE Subscription)

So, you didn’t panic last year because you weren’t selected, but now you are. Where do you start and what have we learned from the first year’s participants? Join us for this lively and informative webinar so you can start your new reporting year without fear.

 NAAC approved for 1 CEU. 

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