Conference Overview

Leadership Track: August 10-12
Emerging Leaders Track: August 10
Billing/Coding Course: August 11

Registration Information

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Leadership Track (3 Days)
$325 – Member (Early)
$375 – Member (After July 1)

$550 – Non-Member (Early)
$600 – Non-Member (After July 1)
* 10% discount for three or more members from the same member organization. (Does not apply to non-members.)
* Leadership Track registration includes admission to the one-day courses.

Billing/Coding Course (Tuesday, August 11)
$200 – Member (Early)
$250 – Member (After July 1)

$350 – Non-Member (Early)
$400 – Non-Member (After July 1)
* Does not include Leadership Track admission.

Emerging Leaders Track (Monday, August 10)
$100 – Member (Early)
$150 – Member (After July 1)

$300 – Non-Member (Early)
$350 – Non-Member (After July 1)
* Does not include Leadership track admission.

Hotel Information

TEMSA has secured a special rate at the Horseshoe Bay Resort:

  • $169 for a resort guest room.
  • $219 for a one-bedroom palm villa
  • $319 for a two-bedroom palm villa.

Click here to make online reservations. Or call 877.611.0112.

TEMSA’s special rate expires on July 24, and TEMSA expects to sell out the room block before that date.


Leadership Track

Monday, August 10
9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. 
TEMSA’s Year in Review
Jeff Mincy (Coryell Memorial EMS)

9:20 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. 
Addressing an Active Shooter
Chris Anderson (Santa Fe Fire & Rescue)

10:40 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.   
Break with Exhibitors

11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   
Clinical Innovation
Guy Minshall (Colorado County EMS)

12:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.
Lunch Keynote: The Center for the Intrepid & Its Work with EMS
Joseph Alderete, MD (Center for the Intrepid)

1:10 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Expanded Roles in EMS
EMS agencies are expanding the scope of their paramedics to increase the value they bring to their communities and give medics an opportunity to develop personally and professionally.
Kevin Deramus (Washington County EMS)

2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Medical Director Panel
Emily Kidd, MD, Jeff Jarvis, MD, Taylor Ratcliff, MD & Others TBA

2:50 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. 
Break with Exhibitors

3:20 p.m. – 4:10 p.m. 
Can’t Beat the Ride
What ambulance is right for your agency? Or is there one option that fits? Updates on new vehicle standards.

4:10 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.     
Texas Division of Emergency Management
Nim Kidd

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception

Tuesday, August 11
8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m. 
Breakfast Discussions

8:40 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 
Regulatory & Legislative Issues for EMS
Joe Schmider (DSHS) & Craig Holzheauser (TEMSA)

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.   
Break with Exhibitors

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Medicare’s ET3 Model
Participating agencies will provide a review.

10:50 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
EMS Accreditation
An overview of CAAS, ACE, and CCMP. What is the value?
Jeff King (Acadian), James Campbell (Montgomery County Hospital District EMS), Jeff Mincy (Coryell Health EMS) & Jamie Praslicka (Angleton Area EMS Corps)

11:40 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Lunch Keynote
Speaker TBA

12:10 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lightning Rounds
Topics TBA

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Break with Exhibitors

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Human Trafficking
Speakers TBA

3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Enjoy the Resort

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
TEMSA Dinner

Wednesday, August 12
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Economics of EMS
Doug Hooten (MedStar Mobile Healthcare), Dudley Wait (Southwest Texas RAC) & Ernesto Rodriguez (Austin-Travis County EMS)

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Resiliency, Peer Assist & Substance Abuse in EMS
Speakers TBA

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Break with Exhibitors

10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
Reimbursement & Self-Pay Strategies
Asbel Montes (Acadian) & Brian Choate (Solutions Group)

11:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Open Forum
Rural, Suburban & Urban Panel Discussions

Emerging Leaders Track

Monday, August 10
9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Congratulations, You’re Now the Director! Now What?
Assess your new agency by identifying key indicators and determining how to plan your first month. A look at HR, DEA, DSHS and the alphabet soup that affects your agency.
Michael Furrh (Colorado County EMS), Graig Temple (Fort Bend County EMS) & Kevin Deramus (Washington County EMS)

9:50 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
Budget, Budget, Budget
No matter the size or type of agency, managing a budget is key. What does it look like, how do I create one, and how do I use the numbers to better manage the agency?
Graig Temple (Fort Bend County EMS)

10:40 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
TEMSA’s Leadership Track

1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Politics: How Does It Affect EMS?
Local, state, and federal laws and regulations affect every aspect of an EMS operation. This program will discuss the political structure and processes and include tips on engaging elected officials.
Marcus Finney (Sweeny Community Hospital EMS), Michael Furrh (Colorado County EMS) & Butch Oberhoff (Acadian)

1:50 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
Establishing and Nurturing a Relationship with Your Medical Director
Having the right medical director can affect the morale of your staff and the quality of care that you provide to patients. We’ll discuss how to find the right fit and engage successfully with the physicians who, ultimately, have a huge stake in what happens in the field.
Marcus Finney (Sweeny Community Hospital EMS)

2:40 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Break with Exhibitors

3:10 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Grants: Where to Find Them
Grant dollars are growing harder to find, but they are out available. You’ll find out where to look, how to apply, and what it can mean for your EMS operation.
Graig Temple (Fort Bend County EMS)

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Employees: Getting Them on the Same Page, Recruitment, and Retention
Michael Furrh (Colorado County EMS)

Billing/Coding Course

Tuesday, August 11
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Gail Atnip – Novitas
Brian Werfel – Werfel & Werfel, PLLC

Program Committee

Michael Furrh, Colorado County EMS (Co-Chair)
Butch Oberhoff, Acadian Ambulance (Co-Chair)

Jason Albert, Fort Bend County EMS
James Campbell, Montgomery County EMS
Jeff Mincy, Coryell Memorial EMS (TEMSA President)
Jamie Praslicka, Angleton Area Emergency Medical Corps


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