ET3 Update Webinar— RFA

Regular Price: $198.00

Member Price: $99.00

Your Price: $198.00

June 13, 2019 | 2:00 PM Eastern
Speakers: Brian Werfel, Kathy Lester, Rebecca Williamson, Asbel Montes
$99 for Members | $198 for Non-Members

Please join AAA Medicare Consultant Brian S. Werfel, AAA Consultant Kathy Lester, AAA Medicare Regulatory Committee Chair Rebecca Williamson, and AAA Payment Reform Committee Chair Asbel Montes, for a discussion of the latest updates related to the Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport Model (ET3). ET3 is a voluntary 5-year pilot program, under which CMS will test two new payment models for EMS agencies that respond to 911 calls:(1) a payment model that will permit Medicare reimbursement for transportation to treatment destinations other than a hospital and (2) a payment model where Medicare will reimburse for treatment at the scene (rendered in conjunction with a qualified health care practitioner) without a transport. CMS recently released a preview of the Request for Application (RFA), which will be used by EMS agencies to apply for participation in the ET3 model. This document provided a good deal of new information on the contemplated operation of the ET3 model

Topics that will be discussed on the webinar include: the new eligibility criteria for participation, the application process for participation, the revised rates to be paid under the model, performance requirements, and much more. The session will conclude with a Q&A period.

Brian

Brian Werfel

Brian S. Werfel, Esq. is a partner in Werfel & Werfel, PLLC, a New York based law firm specializing in Medicare issues related to the ambulance industry. Brian is a Medicare Consultant to the American Ambulance Association, and has authored numerous articles on Medicare reimbursement, most recently on issues such as the beneficiary signature requirement, repeat admissions and interrupted stays. He is a frequent lecturer on issues of ambulance coverage and reimbursement. Brian is co-author of the AAA’s Medicare Reference Manual for Ambulance, as well as the author of the AAA’s HIPAA Reference Manual. Brian is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Columbia School of Law. Prior to joining the firm in 2005, he specialized in mergers & acquisitions and commercial real estate at a prominent New York law firm. Werfel & Werfel, PLLC was founded by David M. Werfel, who has been the Medicare Consultant to the American Ambulance Association for over 20 years.

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Rebecca Williamson

Rebecca is the Chairman of the American Ambulance Association’s Medicare Regulatory Committee and is also a member of the American Ambulance Association Ethics Committee. Rebecca is a founding board member, and Immediate Past President of the Oklahoma Ambulance Association. She previously served on the Oklahoma Emergency Response Development Advisory Committee and the Governor’s Task Force on EMS Readiness. Rebecca is also an active board member for several other regulatory and civic organizations. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, an Associates Degree in Nursing, is a nationally certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner in both Adults and Pediatrics, and is a Nationally Registered Paramedic. Before joining Pafford EMS as Chief Compliance Officer, she worked for Muskogee County EMS for 25 years, serving as the Chief Compliance Officer and HIPAA Privacy Officer for 17 years. Rebecca is responsible for development, leadership, implementation, and administration of all compliance and HIPAA policies and procedures. Rebecca’s expertise is in documentation, compliance, and privacy issues and she, along with Brian Werfel, Esq., co-authored the AAA Documentation Manual.

Kathy

Kathy Lester

 

Asbel

Asbel Montes

Asbel Montes began his employment with Acadian in May 2009. He oversees Acadian’s revenue cycle management, contract management, business office process improvements, and government relations for state and federal reimbursement policy initiatives. In 1999, Asbel began working for an ambulance billing and consulting firm. After three years, he decided to work for a private, non‐emergency ambulance service. Since then, he has provided leadership in revenue cycle management to four ambulance agencies located throughout the southeast. Asbel pursued his education the non‐traditional way by attending college online while maintaining a full‐time job. He received an associate's degree in accounting in 2007 and graduated in November 2010 with a bachelor's degree in business management. Asbel has been a member of the American Ambulance Association (AAA) for eight years and has served on its board of directors; he is currently co-chair of the Payment Reform Steering Committee. Asbel also sits on the board of the Louisiana Ambulance Alliance. He is a respected thought leader on reimbursement initiatives within the industry and is a requested speaker at many conferences. He has also been asked to testify as an expert witness before federal and state health committees regarding ambulance reimbursement. Asbel is married to Stephenie Haney‐Montes. He has one daughter and resides in Carencro, Louisiana.


Event Details

Date: June 13, 2019

Start time: 14:00

End time: 15:00