Advancing the EMS profession
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Hilton Crystal City, Adams Room, Arlington, Virginia


8:00 am 
Registration Open

Coffee Service Bar sponsored by OnStar and Stryker

10:00 am  Welcome and Opening Remarks

Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, NREMT, President, NAEMT

10:05 am

The State of EMS Finance
Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, NREMT

The financial and reimbursement landscape for EMS is changing at a frenetic pace.  Commercial insurers, hospitals, home health and hospice agencies, Independent Practice Associations, ACOs and others are now paying EMS to do something other than transport patients to the hospital.  This session will provide an overview of the innovative payment models being tested by EMS agencies and payers and how they may impact the fundamentals of EMS finance.

10:30 am Building Partnerships with Payers

Speakers sponsored by Anthem and UnitedHealthcare

  • Jay Moore, MD, Senior Clinical Officer, Anthem;
  • Kathleen Schoenauer, RN, BSN, CCM, Director of Clinical and Medical Operations, UnitedHealthcare; and
  • Stacy Elmer, Business Director of Medical Device Integration Program, Kaiser Permanente
One of the most valuable partners in the sustainability of EMS transformation projects are commercial insurers. Navigating to the right people within the commercial payer network can sometimes be confusing. Once you get in front of the decision’s makers, you need to know the right acumen to explain the value of your proposed partnership. Hear from key leaders from Anthem, Kaiser Permanente and UnitedHealthcare who all have non-traditional partnerships with EMS agencies. Learn what their EMS transformation partnerships look like, how they approved implementation, and important tips to do it in your local community.

12:00 pm

EMS 3.0 Workshops Luncheon
Sponsored by Medic Ambulance

12:30 pm

Special Luncheon Presentation:
The Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport (ET3) Model
Dawn Alley, Ph.D., Director, Prevention and Population Health Group, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) and ET3 Project Lead

1:00 pm Payer Facilitated Small Group Clinics

These sessions will give you the opportunity to work in small groups directly with the payers to learn first-hand about their value propositions, the questions you will be expected to answer, and the key “asks” that you should make to successfully partner with them to enhance patient care and reduce expenditures.

2:15 pm

Refreshment Break

2:30 pm

Payer Facilitated Small Group Clinics (continued)

3:45 pm

Q&A with Payers

3:55 pm 

Wrap-up

4:00 pm

Adjourn