2008 CareFlite Emergency Care Update Conference June 23 & 24, 2008 ♥ 8am ‘til 5pm ♥ Arlington Convention Center Free & Open to all First Responders & ER/ICU Providers But Please Register… Continuing Education Credits Offered*… CLINICAL FOCUS: The CareFlite Emergency Care Update planning committee has assembled speakers from across our region and state as well as nationally recognized presenters who are willing to share their experience and skills at our 2008 conference on June 23rd & 24th at the Convention Center in Arlington, Texas. The CareFlite Emergency Care Update Conference focus is clinical and designed to provide a deeper understanding for paramedics and nurses of the management and care of the critically ill and injured patient. The educational presentations consist of adult, pediatric, and obstetrical. Presentation of case studies, or topics geared to enhance the professional image of the healthcare professional are also presented. Earn Continuing Education Credits.* More information is available on the next page and at www.careflite.org . SEPARATE TRACK FOR BILLING, DOCUMENTATION AND REIMBURSEMENT COMPLIANCE: This year’s conference will also feature a special all day documentation and billing track on Monday June 23rd only. This separate track will be presented by Steve Wirth Esq. and Maggie Adams of Page, Wolfberg and Wirth, a nationally recognized law firm specializing in EMS compliance. This track is an excellent opportunity for clinical managers, billers and ambulance managers to get comprehensive, refresher training on the many billing, documentation and reimbursement issues facing ground ambulance providers in 2008. More information on this track is provided below. While the overall conference is free, attendance at this separate track costs $200 for the first attendee and $100 for each additional attendee. More info on this track and separate registration form inside. 2008 GREAT FIRST RESPONDER AWARDS: Presentation of the 2008 Great First Responders Awards will follow the conclusion of the first day of the Conference at 5pm on Monday June 23rd. For information on how to nominate someone for a 2008 Great First Responder Award visit www.careflite.org. 2008 CareFlite Emergency Care Update Conference June 23 & 24, 2008 ♥ 8am ‘til 5pm ♥ Arlington Convention Center CNE Hours & Tx DSHS CE’s Available Initial List of Speakers & Topics (Additional nationally recognized speakers will be added once committed) Speaker: Topic: Jason Dush, LP OB Trauma Cases Study; My patients pinned and pregnant! EMS and Nursing, Tension vs Teamwork Kris Powell, RN Through the Ages; Generational Diversity in the Workplace High Dose Steroids in Spinal Cord Injuries; The Rise and Stall of a Standard of Care Carlton Rojas, RN Pre-Hospital Management of the Traumatic Brain Injury Kenneth Navarro, LP The ABC’s of Cardiac Arrest; Is the “B” Necessary? Bad Bugs! Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Impedance Threshold Device; Improving Survival from Cardiac Arrest? Sheila Elliott, EMT-P Blue Babies Nanci Negal, RN Burn Care; Beyond the Rule of Nines Therapeutic Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest; Get Ready to Chill Your Patients Karen Yates, RN I Want a New Drug; Part One – Street Drugs Part Two – Club & Designer Drugs Ray Fowler, MD Difficult ECG Rhythms in EMS * CareFlite is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Texas Nurses Association, an accredited provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity meets Type 1 criteria for mandatory continuing education requirement towards re-licensure as established by the Texas Board of Nursing. Registration Form 2008 CareFlite Emergency Care Update Conference June 23 & 24, 2008 ♥ 8am ‘til 5pm ♥ Arlington Convention Center The conference is free, but you must pre-register. I plan to attend the 2008 CareFlite ECU Conference. Please check as appropriate. □ June 23rd only □ June 24th only □ Both Days Your Name: _____________________________________ Your Title: _____________________________________ Affiliation: _____________________________________ Address: _____________________________________ _____________________________________ City/State/Zip License # _____________________________________ Phone # _____________________________________ Email: _____________________________________ Please print this form and submit by fax to (972) 602-7182 Registration Form Billing, Documentation & Reimbursement Track Only 2008 CareFlite ECU Conference June 23, 2008 ♥ 8am ‘til 5pm ♥ Arlington Convention Center □ Check here to register for the Billing, Documentation & Reimbursement Track to be offered on Monday, June 23rd only. The Conference is free except for this separate check. Please fill in the credit card information below to guarantee your place in this excellent course. Your Name: _____________________________________ Your Title: _____________________________________ Company: _____________________________________ Address: _____________________________________ _____________________________________ City/State/Zip License # _____________________________________ (if applicable) Phone # _____________________________________ Email: _____________________________________ Add’l Attendees: ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ (Attach additional sheet if necessary) Credit Card □ Visa □ Master Card Card # _______________________________ Name on Card: ________________________________________________ Expiration Date: ____________________________ I authorize the following total charge to this credit card $_____________ □$200 Initial Attendee □ $100 For Each Additional Attendee _______________________________________________________ Signature for Credit Card Please print this form and submit by fax to (972) 602-7182 Billing, Documentation & Reimbursement Track This track is an excellent opportunity for clinical managers and billing personnel of ground ambulance operators to get the latest and greatest on documentation and billing compliance issues. Course Subjects: Write it Right! EMS Documentation Skills Workshop (4 hours – Steve Wirth) The Liability of Apathy: It’s All About Meeting Expectations (1-1.5 hours – Steve Wirth) EMS LAW: Top 10 – 2008 and Beyond (1-1.5 hours – Steve Wirth) Liability in the Trenches: EMS Case Law Studies (1-1.5 hours – Steve Wirth) Reimbursement Update (1hour – Maggie Adams) Getting the Most From All Payors (1.25 hours – Maggie Adams) Non-emergency Ambulance Service – Billing Challenges (1.25 hours – Maggie Adams) Schedule: Steve Wirth Maggie Adams 8am – Noon Write it Right 8-9am & 1-2pm Reimbursement Update 1 – 2:15pm The Liability of Apathy 9:15 – 10:30am & 2:15 – 3:30pm Getting the Most 2:30 – 3:15pm EMS LAW: Top 10 10:45am - Noon & 3:45 – 5:00pm 3:30 – 4:45pm Liability in the Trenches Non-Emergency Amb Service – Billing Challenges Instructors: Steve Wirth Esq. has 30 years of experience as an EMT, paramedic, flight paramedic, EMS instructor, fire officer, and EMS administrator. He is currently one of the three members of the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS), the national ambulance service accrediting body. Steve is a frequently sought-after speaker at regional, state and national conferences on a variety of EMS, fire service and public safety subjects. He has authored numerous articles on a variety of EMS management, risk management, corporate compliance and workplace law topics. He is a contributing writer for the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) and The EMS Insider. Steve co- authored the highly acclaimed Ambulance Service Guide to HIPAA Compliance (now in its third edition); The Ambulance Service HIPAA Privacy and Security Video; Better Billing: The Ambulance Service Model Compliance Plan; and The Ambulance Service Model Personnel Handbook. Steve graduated cum laude from Duquesne University School of Law and was a member of the school’s national trial advocacy competition team. In addition to his law degree, Steve has a Masters Degree in Health Services Administration from Gannon University in Erie, Penn. He remains in touch with patient care and field provider issues as an active EMT and nationally certified firefighter with the Hampden Township Volunteer Fire Company, where he serves as the medical officer. Steve is also a life member of the Nippenose Valley Vol. Fire Co. near Jersey Shore, Penn., where he started his public safety career as a junior firefighter and later served as Lieutenant and then Deputy Fire Chief. He also serves on the Executive Boards of the Pennsylvania Fire and Emergency Services Institute, and the Initial Life Support Foundation (formerly known as the AED Instructor Foundation). Maggie Adams is a Senior Consultant and Reimbursement Specialist at PWW. She has considerable experience in assisting ambulance services and EMS organizations across the country in organizing and obtaining maximum efficiency from their billing operations, as well as in managed care payment, contracting and appeals issues. Prior to joining PWW, Maggie was the founder and president of EMS Financial Services, Inc., a company dedicated to resolving billing and collections problems for medical transportation providers. Her firm successfully collected thousands of ambulance bills for volunteer, hospital-based, for-profit, and non-profit ambulance services and offered consulting services for ambulance providers on accounts receivable management and reimbursement issues. About Page, Wolfberg & Wirth LLC: At PWW, our attorneys have years of hands-on experience as EMS field providers, managers and administrators, plus unparalleled expertise in a full range of legal matters affecting the ambulance industry. We know EMS from the inside out. PWW presentations bring our expertise to life, on the topics that EMS professionals care about most. See for yourself why PWW attorneys and consultants are among the most sought- after presenters at conferences nationwide. Coming From Out of Town? Here is a list of hotels near the Arlington Convention Center: Hilton Hotel Arlington www.hilton.com (817) 640-3322 Arlington Courtyard Marriott www.marriott.com (817) 277-2774 Ameri Suites www.amerisuites.com (817) 649-7676 Country Inn-Arlington www.countryinns.com (817) 261-8900 La Quinta: Arlington www.lq.com (800) 531-5900 Wingate Inns - Arlington www.wingateinns.com (817) 640-8686 Springhill Suites-Six Flags www.marriott.com (817) 860-2737 Homestead-Arlington www.homesteadhotels.com (817) 633-7588 Sheraton Arlington Hotel www.starwoodhotels.com (817) 261-8200 (adjacent to Convention Center) Days Inn - Arlington www.daysinn.com (817) 261-8444 Sanford House Bed & Breakfast www.thesanfordhouse.com (877) 205-4914 Want to bring your family for the weekend prior to the conference? Call (800) 342-4305 or visit www.arlington.org for complete information on all the attractions and family fun in Arlington, Texas.