EMS EVOLUTION 2019

Thanks to everyone who attended TEMSA’s fifth annual conference, EMS EVOLUTION 2019. Mark your calendar for August 10-12 for EMS EVOLUTION 2020 at the Horseshoe Bay Resort near Marble Falls.

Click here to view photos from EMS EVOLUTION 2019.

Click here to view the program syllabus.

 

 

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
See Topics Below

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

Staffing and Recruitment: Generational Gaps & Opportunities
Jonathan Sell (Booker EMS), Ernesto Rodriguez (Austin-Travis County EMS), Kevin Grant (Cooke County EMS), Michael Furrh (Colorado County EMS) & Jared Mullins (School of EMS)

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

Break with Exhibitors

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

Emerging Technology in EMS
Ambulance Cams & Other EMS Technologies
Butch Oberhoff (Acadian), Jeff Mincy (Coryell Memorial EMS), Howard Rogers (SmartDrive Systems) & Jay Barkdull (North Channel EMS)

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 Holzheauser (Texas EMS Alliance), Dudley Wait (STRAC) & Butch Oberhoff (Acadian)

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

5:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception
Exhibit Foyer | Drinks & Heavy Appetizers

8:00 p.m.

Miniature Golf Tournament
Whitewater Putting Course | $15/Person (Payable at the Course Entrance)

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
Jonathan Sell (TEMSA President)

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), Asbel Montes (Acadian) & 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
Continued

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

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

Breakfast

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

Medicare’s Ambulance Cost Data Collection Seminar – Part 1
Presented by the American Ambulance Association
Scott Moore & Rebecca Williamson

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
Scott Moore & Rebecca Williamson 

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.
12:40 p.m.

Billing & Coding Interactive Session: Bring Your Ideas
Amanda Stark (NAAC) – Moderator 

12:40 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.

How Peer CQA Changed Our Culture
Jamie Praslicka (Angleton Area Emergency Medical Corps)

The Paramedic Nomenclature Debate: Pros and Cons
Jonathan Sell (Booker EMS) and Joe Schmider (Texas DSHS)

RQI: How Does It Affect ACLS, PALS & BLS?
Jeff Mincy (Coryell Memorial EMS)

PTSD & Employees
Kevin Grant (Cooke County EMS)

A Low-Cost 12-Lead Transmission Solution
Dudley Wait (STRAC)

Tracking Customer Service Inquiries
James Campbell (MCHD EMS)

Hotel

TEMSA’s special rate at the Horseshoe Bay Resort expired on May 28, and TEMSA does not have access to additional rooms.

Several hotels can be found in Marble Falls.

Registration

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

 

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Title

 

Gold


 

Silver

Aladtec

Columbia Southern University

Digitech Computer

Emergicon

EMS Management & Consultants

Ferno

1st Pass Healthcare Solutions

Grant Mercantile Agency

Health Claims Plus

Henry Schein

Life-Assist

NAAC

Nationwide Recovery Systems

Nav Central

R1

Radcliffe Bobbitt Adams Polley PLLC

Rescue Lift

School of EMS

Solutions Group

Stryker

VFIS of Texas

Wakefield & Associates

 

Click here for sponsorship information.

Speaker Presentations

Click here to view the speaker biographies.

Click here to view the presentations.

 

Continuing Education

AOR and DSHS certificates will be sent to attendees following the event.

Click here to view the certificates for the coding presentations.

Contact Bobby@txemsa.com with any questions.

 

Exhibitor Details

Exhibitors: Click here for exhibitor information.

 

About the Resort & Networking Events

Monday Night Welcome Reception
June 17 | 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Included in your registration

Attendees are invited to the welcome reception in the exhibit hall area. The event will feature drinks and heavy appetizers.

Monday Night Mini Golf Tournament
June 17 | 8 p.m.
$15 per person; purchase your ticket at the course

Join attendees for a mini golf tournament at the resort’s 18-hole Whitewater Putting Course. Prizes will be given for holes in one at various holes.

Tuesday Night Resort Dinner – Sponsored by Zoll
June 18 | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Yacht Club Lawn
Included in your registration for attendees and family members

Thanks to Zoll for sponsoring Tuesday night’s dinner. All attendees, sponsors, and their family members are invited. Your drink tickets can be found in your name badge.

The dinner will be held on the Yacht Club’s lawn by the lake. The hotel will run shuttles on a regular basis from the hotel lobby. In addition, you can walk the path down to the lake.

About the Resort
Horseshoe Bay is located on Lake LBJ and features activities for the entire family. TEMSA has secured a special greens fee for the resort’s golf course. In addition, the resort features the Whitewater Putting Course on the hotel’s grounds and the pool and “beach” by the lake at the Yacht Club.