Ambulance Cost Education Workshop

New Britain EMS Academy presents:

Ambulance Cost Education Workshop
Presented by the American Ambulance Association

Instructed by leading industry consultants Scott A. Moore, Esq. and Brian S. Werfel, Esq.

Program Description

Two class offerings:

Fri February 14 2020 Session
Sat February 15 2020 Session

Starting in 2020, the first EMS agencies will have to collect and report their cost related data to CMS. The legislation that was enacted in early 2019 now requires EMS agencies to report cost data to CMS in their effort to reform the Ambulance Fee Schedule. Over the next four years, all EMS agencies who bill Medicare will be required to report their cost data. Failure to meet these new reporting requirements could lead to significant sanctions including loss of Medicare revenue.

This one-day workshop will provide attendees will the regulatory information to deepen their understanding of cost collection and provide them with tools and actions to take to meet the regulatory requirements. Led by ACE faculty Scott Moore and Brian Werfel, attendees will learn how we got to where we are today, what the new mandates will require of EMS agencies. This session will also provide attendees with how they can best prepare their service for the phase-in.  At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees will be armed with a summary and checklist of how to cross walk their current budget and chart of accounts to the cost survey model, along with step by step instructions and other tools. This workshop is an essential building block to your Ambulance Cost Education. With the changes coming soon, your service can’t afford to fall behind!

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About the Presenters:

Scott A. Moore, Esq. has been in the emergency medical services field for nearly 30 years. Scott has held various executive positions, including Chief Executive Officer, Vice President, Director of Human Resources, & Director of Operations, and field level provider at several ambulance services in Massachusetts. Scott is a licensed attorney, specializing in Human Resources, employment and labor law, employee benefits, ambulance service reimbursement, and corporate compliance matters. Scott is the Human Resources & Operational Consultant to the American Ambulance Association (AAA) and frequently lectures at EMS conferences.

Scott is the owner of Moore EMS Consulting, LLC, which has been providing Human Resources, Revenue Cycle Management, and Employment Law services since August 2015. Scott’s principal client is the American Ambulance Association (AAA) which is the trade association representing EMS agencies in the United States. In addition to the AAA, Scott has several other clients including EMS and Home Health agencies.

Scott is admitted to the practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Scott holds certifications as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Society for Human Resources Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), and Certified Ambulance Compliance Officer (CACO). In addition, Scott has been a Site Reviewer for the Commission on the Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) for many years. Scott earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Salem State College and his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School. Scott maintains his EMT and still works actively in the field as a call-firefighter/EMT in his hometown. Scott is a member of the American Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Northeast Human Resource Association.

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 rel 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.
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