1001 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: 202-393-1000 or
Conference code: EMS
The host hotel is located just two blocks from the White House and has a proud tradition of serving world travelers with historic hospitality in the Nation's Capital. The hotel is within walking distance to several national landmarks and most Congressional offices. Whether walking or using the Washington, DC transportation system, the Summit will support opportunities for you to meet with your representatives to advocate for the EMS profession at the federal level.
Special guest room group rates are being offered by the Capital Hilton for Summit attendees. Reservations may be made through the link above or by calling the hotel reservations number and referencing the conference code "EMS."
- Social Media For EMS Organizations: Danielle Mastropiero, JD, EMT-A
Twitter…Instagram…Facebook… The changing face of social interaction facilitated by technology has presented the EMS Chief with a unique set of circumstances to deal with. This presentation will discuss the legal implications and case law for EMS organizations. Attendee’s will receive a sample policy, guidelines, etc. for their EMS toolbox.
- Health and Human Services/Office of the Inspector General Medicare/HIPAA Update – Changes in the final rulemaking provide the public with increased protection and control of personal health information. The HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules have focused on health care providers, health plans and other entities that process health insurance claims. New changes in HIPAA expand many of the requirements to business associates of these entities that receive protected health information, such as contractors and subcontractors. This timely topic will explain the changes in HIPAA and the impact on EMS. Members of the Office of the Inspector General will lead the discussion.
- COOP Planning for EMS – Public and private sector EMS and Non-Emergency Services (NES) have to deal with a variety of events every day. How do we deal with man-made or natural disasters that threaten to derail our operations? This presentation promises to provide some insight, as well as the tools necessary for planning for the EMS manager (utilizing an all hazards approach). This presentation will be lead by Andy Flacks, MBA, Senior Program Analyst, Continuity of Operations (COOP), at US Department of Health and Human Services.
- Public Private Partnerships during Disasters and Mass Causality Incidents – The size and scope of large-scale incidents have overwhelmed many communities. FEMA has made remarkable strides in working with private sector corporations (Walmart, Home Depot, etc.) to assist local communities. This presentation will provide local examples from the private sector, as well as discussion on the best ways to partner with our corporate neighbors.
- Finance, Budgets, and New Business Planning – The ever-changing healthcare environment and the Presidents Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will present unique opportunities for business development. Developing robust financial statements, budgets, and business plans, are critically important to an EMS organization’s continued success. Vic Datta, MSc., CPA, CFF, Managing Director, CFI Consulting.
- Billing and the Billing Process – Billing…for some organizations this is fraught with many issues. Workflow…processing…information gathering…these are some places where an organization can fail. This presentation will provide the tools and examples of workflow for future success – Presented by Intermedix.
- Data, Data, Data - Leveraging your data for better results - EMS agencies around the world need to able to leverage crude data into valuable, actionable information to improve budgeting, planning, operations, system performance, clinical measures, as well as providing early warning for critical events. This interesting presentation will be provided by Nick Nudell of First Watch.