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On-Demand | Navigating the COVID-19 Stimulus Loans and Grant Programs

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Friday, April 10th | 1:00pm Eastern
Speakers: Scott Moore, Esq. and Asbel Montes
*FREE Webinar* 


The last few weeks have pushed field providers and EMS organizations to their limits, testing their ability to prepare and respond to this unprecedented pandemic. In response, Congress has provided the first in many relief measures under the CARES Act in an effort to ensure that EMS agencies can continue to answer the calls for help. This webinar is intended to provide an overview of the financial relief that is available to EMS organizations, including loans and grant monies and will provide attendees with the advantages and disadvantages of each, as well as, the strategies and best practices for accessing funds under the FEMA or HHS grant programs. In addition, we will discuss how to best prepare your organization to apply for the various financial relief options, as well as, help you institute the appropriate cost tracking mechanisms to ensure that you are prepared for any subsequent financial relief compliance review from the granting authority.


Asbel Montes
Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Innovation, Acadian Ambulance Service


Asbel has been a member of the American Ambulance Association (AAA) for eight years and has served on its Board of Directors; he currently is 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 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 fulltime 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 is married to Stephenie Haney‐Montes. He has one daughter and resides in Carencro, LA.

Scott Moore, Esq.
AAA Human Resource and Operations Consultant; Moore EMS Consulting, LLC


Scott A. Moore, Esq. has been in the emergency medical services field for more than 28 years. Scott has held various executive positions at several ambulance services in Massachusetts. Scott is a licensed attorney, specializing in Human Resource, employment and labor law, employee benefits, and corporate compliance matters. Scott has a certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and was the Co-Chair of the Education Committee for the American Ambulance Association (AAA) for several years.

In addition, Scott is a Site Reviewer for the Commission on the Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS). Scott earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Salem State College and his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School. Scott maintains his EMT and still works actively in the field as a call-firefighter/EMT in his hometown. Scott is a member of the American Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Northeast Human Resource Association.

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