MAA exists to serve Missouri Emergency Medical Services. MAA is made up of a diversified group of ambulance providers, including service directors from districts and private owners, hospital based, air ambulance services, board members and fire districts. We also have a commercial membership of various vendors including insurance companies, medical supplies, billing services and ambulance manufacturers – to name a few. The organization has grown over the years to more than 110 members, and we continue to grow and prosper.
If you would like information on how to join the Missouri Ambulance Association or become a supporting vendor, please go to the Contact Us form and send us your information or go here to download the application form.
January 16, 2014
Lodge of 4 Seasons
Lake Ozark, Mo
Brian S. Werfel, Esq. is a partner in Werfel & Werfel, PLLC, a New York based law firm specializing in Medicare issues related to the ambulance industry. Brian is a Medicare Consultant to the American Ambulance Association, and has authored numerous articles on Medicare reimbursement, most recently on issues such as the beneficiary signature requirement, repeat admissions and interrupted stays. He is a frequent lecturer on issues of ambulance coverage and reimbursement. Brian is co-author of the AAA’s Medicare Reference Manual for Ambulance, as well as the author of the AAA’s HIPAA Reference Manual. Brian is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Columbia School of Law. Prior to joining the firm in 2005, he specialized in mergers & acquisitions and commercial real estate at a prominent New York law firm. Werfel & Werfel, PLLC was founded by David M. Werfel, who has been the Medicare Consultant to the American Ambulance Association for over 20 years.
Medicare Parts 1 &2
In this two-part session, AAA Medicare Consultant Brian S. Werfel will get you up to date on the latest changes affecting Medicare, including changes to the Medicare Ambulance Fee Schedule for 2014. Each session will also feature a Q&A portion where Brian will answer whatever questions you have regarding Medicare billing and reimbursement.
Health Care Reform
In this session, AAA Medicare Consultant Brian S. Werfel will summarize some of the major changes affecting our industry as a result of the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The session will include a detailed discussion of the health care exchange marketplace in Missouri, focusing on some of the challenges it poses to ambulance providers, as well as offering some potential strategies for helping you navigate these challenges. The session will conclude with a Q&A portion.
In this session, AAA Medicare Consultant turns his attention to compliance matters, including an overview of the latest efforts by the federal government to crack down on fraud & abuse. This will include a discussion of the newly implemented temporary moratorium on new enrollments in the Houston, TX metropolitan area, and other dialysis "hot" spots. The session will also provide some "best practices" that you can implement for your own repetitive patient populations. The session will conclude with a Q& A portion.
To Register click on the link: http://www.cvent.com/d/h4q99d/4W
Cost: $115 for MAA members $200 for non-members
To make hotel reservations call the Lodge of 4 Seasons
888-265-5500 by December 27th, 2013 or click on the link below
Ask for the Missouri Ambulance Association Special Rate of $68 (+$10 guest service fee)