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A Deep Dive into Medicare’s Ambulance Cost Reporting Mandate: The Implications for CAHs


October 12, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Series Dates

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021 at 11 am CST

Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 at 11 am CST



This two-part series will examine the regulations and best practices as they relate to CMS's Ground Ambulance Reporting Mandate.  Ground Ambulance providers across the country have been selected to collect information on cost, utilization, revenue, and other service characteristics.  The information collected will help CMS understand the costs that ground ambulance organizations face to provide ambulance services.  The data will be analyzed to assess the adequacy of Medicare payment rates.

One of the featured speakers for this webinar series is Vincent Robbins.   Mr. Robbins is the founding principle of the Cambridge Consulting Group which specializes in a broad range of advisory services for EMS and medical transport services.   Previously he was the MONOC President and CEO in March of 1990 and retiring in 2019, Mr. Robbins led the company through substantial growth, expanding its EMS and medical transportation services to the largest in the state of New Jersey.  Mr. Robbins has lectured and presented widely, including EMS World Expo, EMS Today, and the Pinnacle EMS Leadership conferences.  He has appeared as an expert in EMS on national television Networks, provided consulting services for hospitals, municipalities, attorneys, and private organizations.  He has authored numerous articles on the management and financing of EMS, appearing in the major industry publications.

The second featured speaker is Brian LaCroix.  Mr. LaCroix is an experienced executive leader inspired by a wide-ranging set of interests and aptitudes.  He has worked as a volunteer firefighter, emergency medical technician, paramedic, educator, author, peer counselor, manager, executive officer, grape-grower, and winemaker.  He is a veteran of EMS operations in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nicaragua, France, and Croatia.  Currently, Mr. LaCroix is the EMS Coordinator with The Center for Patient Safety; Co-Founder and Executive Advisor at the Cambridge Consulting Group; and Immediate-Past President of the National EMS Management

Part 1:  Tuesday, October 12th, 2021 at 11 am CST

Part 2:  Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 at 11 am CST