Asbel Montes

Asbel has been a member of the American Ambulance Association (AAA) for eight years and has served on its Board of Directors; he currently is Chair of the Payment Reform Steering Committee. Asbel also sits on the board of the Louisiana Ambulance Alliance. He is a respected thought leader on reimbursement initiatives within the industry and is a requested speaker at many conferences. He has also been asked to testify as an expert witness before federal and state health committees regarding ambulance reimbursement.

Asbel began his employment with Acadian in May 2009. He oversees Acadian’s revenue cycle management, contract management, business office process improvements, and government relations for state and federal reimbursement policy initiatives.

In 1999, Asbel began working for an ambulance billing and consulting firm. After three years, he decided to work for a private, non‐emergency ambulance service. Since then, he has provided leadership in revenue cycle management to four ambulance agencies located throughout the Southeast.

Asbel pursued his education the non‐traditional way by attending college online while maintaining a fulltime job. He received an associate’s degree in accounting in 2007 and graduated in November 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in business management.

Asbel is married to Stephenie Haney‐Montes. He has one daughter and resides in Carencro, LA.

Asbel Montes CV (Updated Ocet 2018)

EDUCATION

2011 BS in Business Management, University of Phoenix

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2009-Present Vice President, Acadian Ambulance Service, Inc.
2007-2009 Director, Lifeguard Transportation Services
2004-2007 Administrator, Med Express Companies
2002-2004 Director, Cavalry Medical Transport
1999-2002 Manager, EMS Management & Consultants

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

2009-present Healthcare Financial Managers Association (HFMA)
2014-present National Association of EMTs (NAEMT)
2009-present National EMS Managers Association (NEMSMA)
2009-present American Ambulance Association (AAA)

SERVICE

2010-2013 Board Member, American Ambulance Association
2009-present Board Member, Louisiana Ambulance Alliance
2014-present Committee Member, Louisiana HFMA
2014-present Chairman, Solutions Group, LLC
2015-2016 Co-chair, Payment Reform Steering Committee, American Ambulance Association
2016 Ambulance Transport Alternatives Task Force, State of Louisiana, Office of the
Governor
2016-present Executive Leadership Council, American Cancer Society Lafayette
2017-present Chairman, Payment Reform Steering Committee, American Ambulance Association
June 2017-present Ambulance Service District Commission, State of Louisiana, Office of the Governor

PRESENTATIONS

Ambulance Payment Reform: Looking to the Future, NASEMSO Conference, 2017
Ambulance Payment Reform, What Does That Mean to your Organization?, Panel Presenter, TXEMSA
Conference, 2017
Ambulance Payment Reform, Moving Ambulance from a Supplier to a Provider, TXEMSA Conference, 2017
Report2Cash, Increasing Ambulance Reimbursement by Targeted Reporting, OAMTA Conference, 2017
Medicaid Reform, Is this the Tipping Point for Emergency & Non-Emergency Ambulance Transportation?,
OAMTA Conference, 2017
Ambulance Payment Reform, Moving Ambulance from a Supplier to a Provider, North Carolina Association of
EMS Administrator’s Conference, 2017
Ambulance Payment Reform, Moving Ambulance from a Supplier to a Provider, EMSpire Conference, 2017
Finding Clarity: Your Cash is Hidden in Your Data, MAA Reimbursement Conference, 2017
Starting a Revolution in Your Pre-Bill Process (Because It Needs It!), MAA Reimbursement Conference, 2017
How Private Pay Became Self-Pay (And What to Do About It), MAA Reimbursement Conference, 2017
Ambulance Payment Reform, Moving Ambulance from a Supplier to a Provider, California Ambulance
Association Conference, 2017
Starting a Revolution in your Billing, Co-presenter, California Ambulance Association Conference, 2017
How to Prepare Your Service to Report Costs, Panel Presenter, American Ambulance Association Annual
Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, 2017
Revenue Cycle Management & VA Payments, American Ambulance Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas,
NV, 2017
Ambulance Payment Reform – Where do we go from here?, WAVE Conference, Austin, TX, 2018
Ambulance Payment Reform – Safety Net, Provider Designation & RCM 3.0, Arkansas EMS Expo, Little Rock,
AR, 2018
Ambulance Payment Reform: Cost Data Collection, safety net providers and what’s to come, National Rural &
EMS Care Conference, Tucson, AZ, 2018
Mandatory Cost Data Collection: When is it Happening & How to Prepare, Pre-Conference Panel Presenter,
American Ambulance Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, 2018
Cost Data Collection for the EMS Executive, Co-Presenter, American Ambulance Association Annual Meeting,
Las Vegas, NV, 2018
Ambulance Payment Reform: Cost Data Collection, ISAA Conference, Peoria, IL, 2018
Ambulance Payment Reform: Safety Net, Provider Designation & Revenue Cycle Model 3.0, CAA Convention,
Lake Tahoe, NV, 2018
The Reimbursement Evolution of the Underinsured and Uninsured, CAA Convention, Lake Tahoe, NV, 2018

PUBLISHED MATERIALS

Contributing Source

Busch, J. Inside the Mind of an EMS Manager. EMSWORLD Magazine. August 2014.
Goodwin, J. EMS Must Take the Lead on Reimbursement Reform, Leaders Say. NAEMT News. March 2015.
Montes, A. The EMS Reimbursement Revolution – Experts Provide Tips for Success. JEMS Magazine.
September 2016.

Book Chapter

Caffery, S. and Montes, A. Chapter 14: The Finance and Accounting Functions. In Management of Ambulance
Services. ed. J. Lindsey, Prentice Hall, 2014.

Blog

Montes, A. ReimbursementAnswers.com

CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS

  • “Assessing VA’s Ability to Promptly Pay Non-VA Providers” Subcommittee on Health for Veterans Affairs,
    June, 2015.
  • “Access and Accountability: Examining Obstacles to High Quality Patient Care in Louisiana” Subcommittee on
    Health for Veterans Affairs, June, 2016.
Cost Data Collection: 103 Days 14 Hours 27 Minutes 15 Seconds until mandatory reporting begins!