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    • 11 Jun 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • webinar


    Value-Based Finance Models For EMS

    Free Webinar June 11 at 2:00 p.m. ET | Register Now►

    How successfully has EMS proven its value—as defined by the people who pay for our services? The answer to that question is crucial as the healthcare system continues its rapid transformation to economic models based on value. This informational, and at times controversial, webinar will guide participants through examples of the healthcare finance value transformation, illustrate the recent publications that seem challenge the value of the current EMS economic model, and highlight ways EMS can change and tailor the value proposition to our most important stakeholders.

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    About Speaker Matt Zavadsky

    Matt is the Chief Strategic Integration Officer at MedStar Mobile Healthcare, the Public Utility Model EMS agency that provides exclusive emergency and non-emergency EMS and Mobile Integrated Healthcare services for Fort Worth and 14 other cities in North Texas. MedStar provides advanced life support ambulance service to 436 square miles and more than 1 million residents and responds to over 155,000 calls a year with a fleet of 57 ambulances.

    MedStar is a dual accredited, high performance, high value EMS system, providing advanced clinical care with high economic efficiency with no taxpayer subsidy and is one of the most recognized EMS agencies in America.

    Coming to MedStar in 2008 as the Operations Director, Matt has helped guide the continued development and implementation of numerous innovative programs with healthcare partners that have transformed MedStar fully as a Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) provider, including high utilizer, CHF readmission reduction, observational admission reduction, hospice revocation avoidance, 9-1-1 nurse triage programs and partnerships with home health agencies. He is also the co-author of the book “Mobile Integrated Healthcare – Approach to Implementation” published by Jones and Bartlett Publishing.

    Matt has 40 years’ experience in EMS and holds a Master’s Degree in Health Service Administration with a Graduate Certificate in Health Care Data Management. He is a frequent speaker at national conferences and has done consulting in numerous EMS issues, specializing in mobile integrated healthcare, high performance EMS system operations, public/media relations, public policy, EMS economic models and EMS research.

    Matt is the President of the National Association of EMTs (NAEMT) and chairs their EMS Transformation Committee. He is also Adjunct Faculty for the University Of North Texas Health Science Center, Department of Health Management and Policy, as well as an appointed committee member to the Joint Commission’s Home Care Professional and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) and the Lewin Group’s Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (HOQR) Program Stroke and AMI Expert Work Group, developing metrics for use in value-based purchasing measures for emergency departments.

    Host

    Thank you to FirstWatch for hosting the webinar!

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    • 22 Jul 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    • Pinnacle EMS Conference | Orlando, Fl
    Pinnacle EMS Power Seminar

    Effective Strategies for Addressing Behavioral Health and Social Issues in Your Community

    Monday, July 22, 2019 | 1:00 pm–4:45 pm ET | Register Now►

    The impact of behavioral health and social issues on the health of communities and the EMS services that serve them is immense. From people suffering from addiction to those who are homeless, these growing patient populations present unique challenges for EMS, including an increased demand for precious EMS resources and limited options for transporting to appropriate care. In this interactive session, participants will review current research and case studies in order to evaluate suggested strategies for dealing with this critical issue.

    Leaders from Manatee County (FL) EMS, MedStar Mobile Healthcare, Northwell Health and Palm Beach County (FL) Fire Rescue will take you on a deep dive into the innovative programs they have implemented to effectively manage behavioral health patients in their communities.

    Learning Objectives

    Learning objectives for this interactive, diverse, and at times controversial session include:

    • How to safeguard caregivers
    • Strategies for caring for patients using opioids, alcohol, and other substances
    • Managing common legal issues including EMTALA, use of restraints, kidnapping and abandonment
    • Addressing the challenges related to sobering centers, long distance mental health transports and patient dumping
    • Developing public health linkages, community-based care and transport alternatives

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    Click here to register for this valuable Power Seminar offered as part of the Pinnacle EMS Leadership Conference

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    • 27 Aug 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • webinar

    Save the Date! Description, speakers, and registration coming soon.

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