EMS EVOLUTION 2019

Join the Texas EMS Alliance this June 17-19, 2019 for one of the largest conferences in the Southwest for EMS agency leaders. EMS EVOLUTION 2019 will feature the latest business, clinical, billing, coding, and public policy issues that affect Texas EMS agencies.

Please note the venue change: EVOLUTION 2019 will now be held at the Horseshoe Bay Resort near Marble Falls.

 

Leadership Track

June 17-19

The three-day Leadership Track is designed for agency leaders who want to learn more about the clinical, operations, business, legal, and public policy issues that affect Texas EMS agencies.

 

Monday, June 17

9:00 a.m.
9:50 a.m.

EMS Lightning Rounds
Speakers and Topics TBA

9:50 a.m.
10:40 a.m.

Staffing and Recruitment: Generational Gaps & Opportunities
Jonathan Sell (Booker EMS), Ernesto Rodriguez (Austin-Travis County EMS) & Others TBA

10:40 a.m.
11:10 a.m.

Break with Exhibitors

11:10 a.m.
12:00 p.m.

Emerging Technology in EMS
Jonathan Sell (Booker EMS), Jeff Mincy (Coryell Memorial EMS) & Others TBA

12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.

EMS Disaster Response: The Gatesville Explosion
Jeff Mincy – Coryell Memorial Healthcare System EMS | Lunch Presentation

1:00 p.m.
1:50 p.m.

Texas Division of Emergency Management
Nim Kidd

1:50 p.m.
2:40 p.m.

How Did EMS Do in the 86th Texas Legislature?
Craig Holzheasuser

2:40 p.m.
3:10 p.m.

Exhibitor Break

3:10 p.m.
4:00 p.m.

Mental Health Programs That Work
Ernesto Rodriguez (Austin-Travis County EMS), Jeff Mincy (Coryell Memorial EMS) and Dudley Wait (STRAC)

4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m.

Ask Joe: Answers to Your Regulatory Questions
Joe Schmider – Texas DSHS

5:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, June 18

8:00 a.m.
8:40 a.m.

Interactive Breakfast: Hardest Lessons Learned
Bring the Hardest Lesson That You Learned in 2019

8:40 a.m.
9:30 a.m.

Medical Director Panel – Part 1
Dudley Wait – Moderator; Cameron Decker, MD; Jeff Jarvis, MD; Taylor Ratcliff, MD and Mark Escott, MD

9:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m.

Exhibitor Break

10:00 a.m.
10:50 a.m.

Medical Director Panel – Part 2
Dudley Wait – Moderator; Cameron Decker, MD; Jeff Jarvis, MD; Taylor Ratcliff, MD and Mark Escott, MD

10:50 a.m.
11:40 a.m.

The Medicaid Supplemental Program & STAR Safety Net
Matt Sorrentino (PCG) and Asbel Montes (Acadian)

11:40 a.m.
12:10 p.m.

Lunch: The State of TEMSA & the Industry

12:10 p.m.
1:15 p.m.

Response vs. Transport Payment Models: The ET3 Model
Amy Dodgen (Longview Fire Department), Doug Hooten (MedStar Mobile Healthcare) & Matt Zavadsky (MedStar Mobile Healthcare)

1:15 p.m.
1:45 p.m.

Exhibitor Break

1:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m.

How Your Agency Can Participate in Medicare’s New ET3 Model
Asbel Montes (Acadian) and Matt Zavadsky (MedStar Mobile Healthcare)

2:45 p.m.
7:00 p.m.

Enjoy the Resort

7:00 p.m.
9:00 p.m.

TEMSA Dinner Party
Attendees & Family Members Are Invited

Wednesday, June 19

8:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m.

Medicare’s Ambulance Cost Data Collection Seminar – Part 1
Presented by the American Ambulance Association

10:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m.

Exhibitor Break

10:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m.

Medicare’s Ambulance Cost Data Collection Seminar – Part 2
Presented by the American Ambulance Association

12:00 p.m.
12:15 p.m.

TEMSA Business Meeting

Billing & Coding Track

Tuesday, June 18

Billing expert Brian Werfel and Gail Atnip of Novitas will once again teach this course. The 2019 course will feature and additional event: a panel discussion of EMS agencies regarding their best practices for billing and coding.

8:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.

Novitas – Part 1
Gail Atnip

9:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m.

Exhibitor Break

10:00 a.m.
11:40 a.m.

Novitas – Part 2
Gail Atnip

11:40 a.m.
12:10 p.m.

Networking Lunch

12:10 p.m.
1:00 p.m.

Billing and Coding Best Practices Panel
Amanda Stark (NAAC) – Moderator & Other Speakers TBA

1:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.

Medicare Update for Billers and Coders
Brian Werfel (Werferl & Werfel PC)

Lightning Rounds

Monday, June 17
9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

The Paramedic Nomenclature Debate: Pros and Cons
Jonathan Sell and Joe Schmider

RQI: How Does It Affect ACLS, PALS & BLS?
Jeff Mincy

More TBA

Click here to view the brochure.

Hotel

TEMSA’s special rate at the Horseshoe Bay Resort will expire on May 23 at 11:59 p.m.

Click here to make online reservations. While the link may state that there is a $32 resort fee, there is no resort fee for TEMSA attendees. The resort fee reference will be removed in the near future.

Call 877.611.0112 (option 1) and ask for the Texas EMS Alliance rate.

Standard (Single/Double) – $147
Palm Villa (1x1) – $197
Palm Villa (2x2) – $297

Horseshoe Bay Resort
200 Hi Circle North
Horseshoe Bay, Texas 78657

Registration

Click here to register. The early registration rate will expire on May 15.

 

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Title

 

Gold

 

Silver

Aladtec

Digitech Computer

Emergicon

EMS Management & Consultants

Ferno

1st Pass Healthcare Solutions

Grant Mercantile Agency

Henry Schein

Life-Assist

NAAC

Nav Central

R1

Radcliffe Bobbitt Adams Polley PLLC

Rescue Lift

Siddons-Martin Emergency Group

VFIS of Texas

 

Click here for sponsorship information.

Exhibitor Details

Exhibitors: Click here for exhibitor information.

 

About the Resort

Horseshoe Bay is located on Lake LBJ and has activities for the entire family. All attendees and their guests are invited to the Tuesday night dinner by the lake.