IAEMSC Conference Schedule Announced

International Association of EMS Chiefs
2016 Summit Schedule

Monday, December 12, 2016

IAEMSC Pre-Conference Agenda
Monday, December 12, 2016
8:00 am-4:00 pm
IAEMSC Pre-Conference (Sessions Below)

HIPAA - Health and Human Services presentation on EMS compliance and challenges

The HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes a foundation of Federal protection for personal health information, carefully balanced to avoid creating unnecessary barriers to the delivery of quality health care. Don't guess, ask a HIPAA expert.

CMS - Medicare Review, Overview, Facts, Figures On Ambulance Billing.

What is the difference between being a supplier benefit to a provider benefit? How often is it covered? Medicare Part B covers ambulance services to or from a hospital, critical access hospital (CAH), or skilled nursing facility (SNF). Many of us learned how Medicare and Medicaid works by trial and error over time. This presentation will be an opportunity for those new to EMS and ambulance billing, as well as affording those 'experienced' in the ways of CMS an opportunity to receive a short overview of the process, as well as resources that are available to you, for free.

Health and Human Services Presentation on Healthcare Facility Preparedness

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a rule to establish consistent emergency preparedness requirements for health care providers, to include hospitals and outpatient centers, who participate in Medicare and Medicaid, in order to increase patient safety during emergencies, and establish a more coordinated response to natural and man-made disasters. Hear from directly from Health Human Services what this will entail and find out resources, toolkits, and samples of policies and procedures that may be sued to ensure success within your institution.

CONTOMS Program overview - The Counter Narcotics and Terrorism Operational Medical Support

CONTOMS Program was started in 1990 to meet the need for specialized medical training to support law enforcement special operations. EMT-Tactical (EMT-T), the cornerstone of the program is a one-week, 56-hour continuing education module for medical personnel supporting special response teams. The goals of the CONTOMS Program are to offer a nationally standardized curriculum, certification process and quality improvement procedure to meet the needs of those EMTs, paramedics, and physicians who operate as part of a law enforcement team. Additionally, the program tracks data to assure that the educational efforts is evidence-based, so that it meets the dynamic needs of the law enforcement and EMS communities. Finally, the program faculty is available for consultation to Federal, state and local agencies to help meet immediate requirements, solve urgent problems or conduct needs assessments.

Overview and presentation by HHS Staff members on emPOWER

How can we empower community and electricity-dependent Medicare beneficiary health resilience? Every hospital, first responder, electric company, and community member can use the map to find the monthly total of Medicare beneficiaries with electricity-dependent equipment claims at the U.S. state, territory, county, and zip code level and turn on “real-time” NOAA severe weather tracking services to identify areas and populations that may be impacted and at risk for power outages. Together, we can all better anticipate potential access and functional needs, emergency plan for the whole community, and assist our at-risk community members before, during, and after an emergency.

Overview of the HHS program ASPR TRACIE

Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) was created to meet the information and technical assistance needs of regional ASPR staff, healthcare coalitions, healthcare entities, healthcare providers, emergency managers, public health practitioners, and others working in disaster medicine, healthcare system preparedness, and public health emergency preparedness.

Presentation from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) on EMS and ambulance Advisory opinions and compliance

The OIG focuses on prevention of fraud, waste and abuse in various programs associated with the healthcare sector. It also focused on implementing regulations associated with the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The OIG’s main scrutiny is identifying problematic payments both before they are paid; as well as identifying post review payment problems. Find out how the OIG can serve as a resource for you and what free resources the government provides to ensure success for your organization.

Time TBA United States Secret Service James J. Rowley Training Center tour
(Requires separate registration and back ground check. Tour size is limited)

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Columbia Hall
NHCPC Welcome Reception for all conference and IAEMSC summit attendees


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

  • 6:30 AM – 7:00 AM Morning Fitness Activity
  • 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM Concourse Level
  • 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Dupont
    Board of Directors Meeting
    Buffet Breakfast
    (IAEMSC Board of Directors Only)
  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Columbia Hall
  • 8:00 AM – 8:15 AM Monroe
    Welcoming Remarks
    Paul Brennan, President of IAEMSC
    (IAEMSC Only)
  • 8:15 AM – 8:45 AM Monroe
    Welcome to Washington, D.C.
    Gregory Dean, District of Columbia Fire and EMS Department
    (IAEMSC Only)
  • 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM International Ballroom
    Keynote Speaker
    Governor Tom Ridge, First Secretary of U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Former Governor of Pennsylvania; President/CEO, Ridge Global; Partner, Ridge Schmidt Cyber
    (Open to All)
  • 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Columbia Hall
    Networking Break
  • 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM Monroe
    Planning & Executing Medical Coverage for Large Scale Events
    Spencer Lindgren, Assistant Chief, EMS, South Orange Rescue Squad
    (Open to All, IAEMSC Speaker pending)
  • 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM International Ballroom
    Lunch Session/Special Address
    Dr. Nicole Lurie, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response, Department of Health & Human Services
  • 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM Monroe
    Integrating Provider Resilience into EMS System and Community Resilience: A Rural EMS System
    Nicolena Johnson, Director/Chief Paramedic, Clear Creek EMS, Dumont Colorado
    Ezekiel Peters, Deputy Chief, Clear Creek EMS, Dumont Colorado
    Lynn Garst, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response
    Steven Shomo, Clear Creek EMS, Dumont Colorado
    (Open to All, IAEMSC Speakers)
  • 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM Columbia Hall
    Networking Break
  • 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM Monroe
    Where You Live Should Not Determine If You Live: Implementing the National Academies’ Recommendations on Translating Military Trauma Lessons Learned to the Civilian Sector
    David Marcozzi, M.D., MHS-CL, FACEP Associate Professor and Director of Population Health, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland
    James Robinson, EMTP, Assistant Chief at Denver EMS - Denver Health EMS- Paramedic Division, Immediate Past President
    (Open to all/IAEMSC Speaker)
  • 4:15 PM – 5:30 PM Monroe
    Healthcare in Danger, Community of Action: A Global Initiative to Reduce Violence Against Healthcare Providers
    Frederik Siem, Norwegian Red Cross Senior Adviser on the Protection of Healthcare in Insecure Environments
    Rodney Eid, Assistant Director for Crisis Management, EMS Lebanese Red Cross
    (Open to All, IAEMSC Speakers)
  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM To Be Determined
    IAEMSC Summit Reception


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

  • 6:30 AM – 7:00 AM Morning Fitness Activity
  • 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM Concourse Level
  • 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Columbia Hall
  • 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Monroe
    IAEMSC General Membership Meeting
    Buffet Breakfast
    (IAEMSC Members Only)
  • 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM International Ballroom
    Panel Discussion
    Lessons Learned from Recent Crises: Flint Water Crisis, Zika Virus, Hurricane Matthew, Orlando Nightclub Shooting, Boston Marathon Bombing
    IAEMSC Panel Member
    (Open to All)
  • 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM Columbia Hall
    Networking Break
  • 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM Monroe
    The Paramedic Will Now See You: Utilizing EMS To Expand Public Health Capacity Emergencies
    Nicolena Johnson, Director/Chief Paramedic, Clear Creek EMS, Dumont Colorado
    (Open to All, IAEMSC Speaker)
  • 11:30 PM – 12:15 PM Columbia Hall
  • 12:15PM – 1:00 PM Monroe
    Featured Speaker TBA
    (IAEMSC Only)
  • 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM Monroe
    Featured Speaker
    Ed Gabriel, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    (IAEMSC Only)
  • 1:45 PM – 2:30 PM Monroe
    Featured Speaker
    John Krohmer, NHTSA Director of the Office of Emergency Medical Services
    (IAEMSC Only)
  • 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM Monroe
    Training of The Next Generation of EMS Medical Directors: What Does the Future Look Like?
    Mark Merlin, MD, Chief Medical Officer and System Medical Director, MONOC. Medical Director, MD-1 NJ State EMS Physician Response Program
    (IAEMSC Only)
  • 3:15 PM – 3:30 PM Columbia Hall
    Networking Break
  • 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM Monroe
    NEMSAC Update
    Vincent D. Robbins, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, MONOC; Chairman, National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC)
    (IAEMSC Only)
  • 4:15 PM – 5:30 PM Monroe
    Panel Discussion with Labor & Management
    Moderated by
    Paul Maniscalco Ph.D, MPA,MS,EMT-P, President Emeritus IAEMSC
    (IAEMSC Only)
  • 5:30 PM – 5:45 PM Monroe
    Closing Remarks
    Paul Brennan, President, IAEMSC
    (IAEMSC Only)
  • 7:00 PM La Perla
    Networking Dinner
    (IAEMSC Only)