The Current EMS 3.0 Environmental Scan

Price: $0.00

Thursday | November 15, 2018
10:30A - 12P PST (1:30pm EST)
90 Minutes

EMS has gone through many changes, but at no time has there been as many as there are today. Medicare alone has, or is supporting, six plus pilot projects with many innovations designed around reducing how EMS gets paid. Some Medicaid programs are studying similar innovations. Because of this and other reasons, many payers are encouraging, funding or mandating changes. There have been profound changes to clinical care as well with emphasis on cardiac and neuro care. It seems every week there is a change to a drug, protocol or the management disease process. EMS agencies are partnering with home health agencies with as many as 120 program partnership, according to the literature. Our future is rooted in finding new value through healthcare collaboration and integration.

This 90 minute webinar will provide an update on the service delivery, economic and regulatory enviornment across the country creating opportunities for transformative EMS leaders. Two nationally known speakers will guide you through the current environment and share specifics of the EMS 3.0 and recommendations on how to thrive in this changing environment. This webinar is free.

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Recommended attendees:

  • ACOs
  • EMS leaders
  • EMS medical directors
  • EMS Regulatory Agencies
  • Field EMS providers
  • Home health care entities
  • Hospitals
  • Legislators & health policy staff
  • Payers

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About our speakers:

Matt Zavadsky, MS-HAS, NREMT
Chief Strategic Integration Officer
MedStar Mobile Healthcare

Matt is the Chief Strategic Integration Officer at MedStar Mobile Healthcare, the exclusive emergency and non-emergency EMS/MIH provider for Fort Worth and 14 other cities in North Texas, the recipient of the EMS World/NAEMT 2013 Paid EMS system of the Year and the only agency to be named an EMS10 Innovator by JEMS Magazine.

Matt has helped guide the development and implementation of several innovative programs with healthcare partners that have transformed MedStar fully as a Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) provider, including high utilizer, CHF readmission reduction, observational admission reduction, hospice revocation avoidance, 9-1-1 nurse triage programs and partnerships with home health agencies. He is also the co-author of the book "Mobile Integrated Healthcare - Approach to Implementation" published by Jones and Bartlett Publishing.

He has 39 years experience in EMS and holds a Master's Degree in Health Service Administration with a Graduate Certificate in Health Care Data Management. Matt is a frequent speaker at national conferences and has done consulting in numerous EMS issues, specializing in mobile integrated healthcare, high performance EMS system operations, public/media relations, public policy, costing stratgeis and EMS research.

Matt is President-Elect of the National Association of EMTs, and chairs their EMS 3.0 Transformation Committee. He is also Adjunct Faculty for the University of North Texas Health Science Center and an appointed committee member to the Joint Commission's Home Care Professional and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) and the Lewin Group's Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (HOQR) Program Stroke and AMI Expert Work Group developing metrics for use in value-based purchasing measures for emergency departments.

Mike Williams, MPH/HSA, NREMT
EMS Industry Thought Leader 
President, The Abaris Group

Mike has 40 years experience working with EMS Providers and agencies that support or supervise the EMS providers. The providers he has and is working with are a variety of sizes and levels of innovation in their attempt to respond to market changes. Included in his work is consulting with the hospitals, payors and ACOs and other healthcare organizations involved with or needing EMS partnerships on a variety of EMS and patient care topics including evaluating a variety of innovation options and environments. He has been a speaker for the American Ambulance Association, the California Ambulance Association and more recently the EMS Administrators Association. He has authored numerous articles on the subject of EMS and innovation and on contemporary EMS programs in the United States. He has worked with greater than 150 EMS agencies in the country on feasibility, design, implementation and/or enhancement and he was recently featured in a USA Today article.