July 23 – 27, 2018
JW MARRIOTT DESERT RIDGE RESORT
PHOENIX, ARIZONA

Program

Pinnacle engages attendees with no-holds-barred exploration of the most relevant topics in the changing world of EMS. You’ll receive up-to-the-minute information, insight into emerging trends, and real-world tools you can use to get results in your organization.

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  • PINNACLE POWER SEMINARS

    Monday, August 7
    1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

    PINNACLE POWER SEMINARS

    “BENDING THE CURVE” TO ACHIEVE FISCAL SUSTAINABILITY

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    In healthcare “bending the curve” means fundamentally changing the conditions of a problem so that the result improves, slowing the rise in the cost of care. In EMS, bending the curve means establishing the conditions that will improve savings to the healthcare system as a whole—and getting recognized and paid for your service.

    This interactive session challenges participants to improve outcomes when negotiating integrated service delivery contracts; determine service vulnerabilities by using a fraud focused risk assessment; improve documentation; avoid the problems associated with surprise medical bills; and look beyond pro-forma numbers to bend the curve and improve the bottom line.  

    You will learn:

    • Key elements of negotiating integrated service agreements
    • Where you are vulnerable and how to perform a fraud focused risk assessment
    • Best practices in documentation and revenue cycle management
    • How to avoid the PR nightmare of non-covered services and other surprise medical bills

    Anthony Minge, EdD, is the Reimbursement and Compliance Partner at Fitch & Associates; Kevin Fairlie, JD, is a healthcare compliance attorney based in St. Louis; and Steve Murphy is a senior executive with experience integrating health-related businesses, including EMS, in value-based delivery models.


  • MAIN CONFERENCE
  • BONUS SESSIONS

    Friday, August 11
    9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

    BONUS SESSIONS

    TAKING THE NATION’S PULSE: THE 2017 FITCH/EMS1 TREND REPORT

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    It’s always been difficult to answer the question: “How are we doing as an agency or as a profession?” Last year, the first-ever Fitch/EMS1 Trend Report described the current state of EMS in the nation by surveying nearly 100 diverse organizations about multiple aspects of their operations, finances, management and other areas. Now, with the report in its second year, we can see what trends are occurring in the profession, where we might expect to see EMS headed in the future, and how your own agency compares to the rest of the industry.

    Greg Friese, MS, is Editor-in-Chief of EMS1.com, Catherine R. Counts is a doctoral candidate in the department of Global Health Management and Policy at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine,  and Anthony Minge, EdD, specializes in reimbursement and compliance as a partner at Fitch & Associates.


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