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Mike Williams MPA/HSA, NREMT
President

With over 35 years of experience in the field of emergency medical services and as president of The Abaris Group for 15 years, Mike has provided numerous consulting services to over 300 health care providers from trauma centers, emergency departments, governmental entities, health plans, ambulance companies and more.

Prior to his work with The Abaris Group, Mike was the Director of EMS for Orange County, California; the Director of EMS for Imperial County, California; and the Executive Director of the Orange County Trauma Society in Orange, California.

Mike is on the editorial board for ED Management and routinely provides telephone consultation to the Health Care Advisory Board. He has published articles and documents for several journals and organizations including:

  • ED Management
  • Trauma Care Systems
  • California Hospitals
  • JEMS
  • Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
  • Journal of Ambulatory Care Marketing
  • Ambulatory Care
  • American College of Emergency Medicine
  • California State Legislature
  • California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems

Each year, Mike conducts numerous presentations on various Managed Care and Emergency and Ambulatory Services related topics. He also provides expert witness testimony and case preparation on EMS and health care issues. Listed below are a few of Mike's recent presentations.

  • Responding to EMS Diversion and ED Saturation. Speaker: Mike Williams. May 2005, California Ambulance Association
  • Developing Performance-based EMS Systems. Speaker: Mike Williams. May 2005, Zoll Users Group
  • Improving Your Uninsured Patient Collections. Speaker: Mike Williams. May 2005, American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), Scottsdale, AZ
  • Reimbursement Trends and Strategies in Emergency Medicine. Speaker: Mike Williams. May 2005, American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), Scottsdale, AZ
  • Revisiting California ED Nursing Ratios. Co-speaker: Mike Williams. May 4, 2004, The Abaris Group Webinar Series
  • Enhancing Revenue for Trauma Centers. Speaker: Mike Williams. March 2, 2005, The Abaris Group Webinar Series
  • How to Navigate the Minefield of Contract Negotiations and Appeals. Speaker: Mike Williams. October 12-15, 2004. Scientific Assembly, American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), Boston, MA
  • Physician Compensation Structures: Show Me the Money. Speaker: Mike Williams. October 12-15, 2004, Scientific Assembly, American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), Boston, MA
  • Contemporary Strategies for Solving ED Saturation and Ambulance Diversion. Speaker: Mike Williams. July 8, 2003, California Ambulance Association, Anaheim, CA
  • Strategic Development of Fee Schedules and Compensation Packages. Speaker: Mike Williams. May 13-17, 2003, Reimbursement: Trends and Strategies in Emergency Medicine, American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), Nashville, TN*
  • Practice Enhancement: Identifying Opportunities. Speaker: Mike Williams, May 13-17, 2003, Reimbursement: Trends and Strategies in Emergency Medicine, American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), Nashville, TN*
  • Enhancement: The Follow Through; Reimbursement: Trends and Strategies in Emergency Medicine. Speaker: Mike Williams. May 13-17, 2003, American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), Nashville, TN*
  • Finding Unique and Unusual Sources of Funding for EMS. Speaker: Mike Williams. February 21, 2003, American Ambulance Association, Newport Beach, CA

* Same presentations also given during Reimbursement: Trends and Strategies in Emergency Medicine. New Orleans, LA, January 20-22, 2003. 

His film/television credits include producer of "EMS Interactive 94-Rural Satellite EMS Television Show" and "Improving Revenue and Stabilizing Volunteer Recruitment Programs," both funded by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grants. He was the EMS Coordinator/Technical Expert for "Trauma Emergencies," winner of the 1989 American Film Institute "Blue Ribbon" award for medical education films.