Rebecca Williamson

Rebecca is the Chairman of the American Ambulance Association’s Medicare Regulatory Committee and is also a member of the American Ambulance Association Ethics Committee. Rebecca is a founding board member, and Immediate Past President of the Oklahoma Ambulance Association. She previously served on the Oklahoma Emergency Response Development Advisory Committee and the Governor’s Task Force on EMS Readiness. Rebecca is also an active board member for several other regulatory and civic organizations.

She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, an Associates Degree in Nursing, is a nationally certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner in both Adults and Pediatrics, and is a Nationally Registered Paramedic. Before joining Pafford EMS as Chief Compliance Officer, she worked for Muskogee County EMS for 25 years, serving as the Chief Compliance Officer and HIPAA Privacy Officer for 17 years. Rebecca is responsible for development, leadership, implementation, and administration of all compliance and HIPAA policies and procedures. Rebecca’s expertise is in documentation, compliance, and privacy issues and she, along with Brian Werfel, Esq., co-authored the AAA Documentation Manual.

Rebecca Williamson CV (Updated November 2018)

Education

B.A. – English, Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow, OK

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner – Pediatric, International Association of Forensic Nurses

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner – Adult/Adolescent, International Association of Forensic Nurses

A.D. – Humanities, A.D.N – Nursing, Connors State College, Warner, OK

EMT-P, Tulsa Area County Vo-Tech, Tulsa, OK

EMT-I, EMT-B, Moore-Norman Vo-Tech, Norman, OK

2012

2004

2002

1992

1991

1986

Current Employment

Chief Compliance Officer, Pafford Medical Services                                                     2017-Present

Director of Nurses, Muskogee County Child Advocacy Center                                     2002-Present

Other Positions and Employment

Compliance Officer, Muskogee County EMS (main job title and duties)

Grant Writer/Coordinator, Muskogee County EMS

HIPAA Privacy Officer, Muskogee County EMS

Public Information Officer, Muskogee County EMS

Paramedic, Muskogee County EMS

1999-2017

2005-2017

1998-2017

1998-2017

1992-2017

Public Relations Coordinator, Muskogee County EMS

Child Passenger Safety Program Coordinator, Muskogee County EMS

Supervisor, Muskogee County EMS

Emergency Medical Dispatcher, Muskogee County EMS

Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Officer, Muskogee County EMS

Registered Nurse, Muskogee Regional Medical Center, Muskogee, OK

Paramedic, Emergency Medical Service Authority, Tulsa, OK

Registered Nurse, Okmulgee Memorial Hospital, Okmulgee, OK

Fire Fighter, EMT-I, Chickasha Fire Department, Chickasha, OK

1998-2012

1998-2013

1996-1998

1995-2013

1994-1995

1993-1998

1992-1993

1992-1993

1987-1990

Certification and Licensure

Child Passenger Safety Technician – Children with Special Needs, National

Oklahoma Department of Homeland Security, NIMS 100, 200, 300, 700, 800

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner – Pediatric, National

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner – Adult/Adolescent, National

Child Passenger Safety Technician, State of Oklahoma, National

Emergency Medical Dispatcher – National

 

Registered Nurse, State of Oklahoma

EMT-P, State of Oklahoma, National Registry

2011-Present

2005-Present

2004-Present

2002-Present

1998-Present

2018-Present,

1995-2013

1992-Present

1991-Present

Honors and Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award, Women’s Leadership Conference,

Muskogee Chamber of Commerce

Unsung Hero Award, Muskogee County EMS

Sexual Assault Nurse of the Year – Muskogee County Child Advocacy Center

Champion of Children, Muskogee County Multidisciplinary Team

Above and Beyond Award, Muskogee County EMS

Above and Beyond Award, Muskogee County EMS

Champion of Children (finalist) Muskogee County Multidisciplinary Team

Above and Beyond Award, Muskogee County EMS

Employee of the Month, Muskogee County EMS

Commendation for Meritorious Service (two awards), Muskogee County EMS

Turning Point Award, Muskogee, OK

Commendation for Meritorious Service, Muskogee County EMS

Ross Grant Award Recipient, Muskogee, OK

Commendation for Meritorious Service (two awards), Muskogee County EMS

Supervisor of the Year, Muskogee County EMS

Paramedic of the Year, Muskogee County EMS

2016

 

2016

2015

2013

2013

2012

2012

2011

2010

2005

2004

2002

2000

1999

1998

1998

Professional Memberships and Activities

Muskogee Chamber of Commerce – Advisory Board Member                                      2017-2018

American Ambulance Association –

Medicare Regulatory Committee – Chair

Medicare Regulatory Committee – Co-Chair

Ethics Committee – Chair

–         Member

Medicare Regulatory Committee – Member

Payment Reform subcommittee – Member

Community Service Committee – Member

The COACHES Team – Board member

Oklahoma Ambulance Association –

Immediate Past President

President (second term)

President Elect (functioning as Vice-President)

President (first term)

Founding Board Member

Muskogee County Child Advocacy Center – Advisory Board Member

Muskogee County Multidisciplinary Team – Board Member

Muskogee County Drug Endangered Children – Founding Board Member

State of Oklahoma Drug Endangered Children – Founding Board Member

International Association of Forensic Nurses – Member

Oklahoma Association of Forensic Nurses – Founding Board Member

Muskogee Foundation – Health and Wellness committee – Member

Oklahoma Emergency Response Development Advisory Council – Member

Governor’s Advisory Task Force on EMS Readiness – Governor’s appointee

Child Abuse Prevention Taskforce, Muskogee County-Member

Oklahoma State Emergency Medical Services for Children – Member

Eastern Oklahoma Child Death Review Board – Member

 

2016-Present

2012-2016

2016-Present

2013-2016

2010-Present

2012-Present

2004-2008

2014-2018

 

2016-Present

2014-2016

2012-2014

2004-2006

1998-Present

2012- Present

2001-Present

2012-Present

2012-2017

2010-Present

2017-Present

2008-2017

2006-2011

2005-2007

2000-2008

2000-2008

1999-2013

Educational Activities

Teaching Activities

In-House Education – Pafford Medical Services:

Topics: Documentation, Compliance, Fraud and Abuse, Provider Ethics,

Customer Service, Billing and Compliance, HIPAA, ICD-10, Coding

In-House Education – Muskogee County EMS:

Topics: Documentation, Compliance, Fraud and Abuse, Public Education

Roles and Responsibilities, Emergency Medical Care of Pediatrics, Obstetrics

and Gynecology, Child Passenger Safety, Children with Special Health Care

Needs, Sexual Assault, Child Development, ICD-10

In-House Education – Muskogee County Child Advocacy Center:

Topics: Sexual Assault Nurse Clinical Preceptor, Advocate Training education,

Staff education as needed. Patient teaching as needed.

Outside Facility Education:

Indian Capital Vo-Tech – EMT-B, EMT-I, EMT-P classes – specified topics as

noted above.

Cherokee Nation EMS – EMT-B, EMT-I, EMT-P classes – specified topics as

noted above.

Muskogee Public Schools, Oktaha Public Schools, Muskogee Regional

Medical Center – specified topics as noted above, CPR, ACLS, PALS, and

PEPP.

Connors State College, Warner, OK – Summer Science Camp – First aid, CPR

Muskogee County Rural Fire Districts – HIPAA, Blood Borne Pathogens, other

topics as requested.

 

2017-Present

 

 

1998-2017

 

 

 

 

2002-Present

 

 

1999-Present

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advisement and Supervision

OSU School of Medicine, pediatrics, Clinical Preceptor – Elective EMS rotation

Student Nurse – Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, Clinical Preceptor

Student EMT-B, EMT-I, EMT-P, Clinical Preceptor

2013-2017

2002-Present

1992-2000

Speaking Engagements

Texas EMS Alliance, State Conference, Fort Worth, TX                                                2018

“Ambulance Cost Data Collection” Seminar, Co-Presenter

Oklahoma Ambulance Association, State Conference, Oklahoma City, OK                  2018

“Ambulance Cost Data Collection, Co-Presenter

EMS in Wisconsin – Podcast                                                                                          2018

“Documentation” – Featured Speaker/Guest

American Ambulance Association, National Conference, Las Vegas, NV                      2018

“Cost Data Collection” Pre-Conference Seminar, Co-Presenter

American Ambulance Association, Webinar                                                                   2018

Cost Data Collection” Co-Presenter

Oklahoma Ambulance Association, State Conference                                                   2018

“State EMS Inspections and Regulation” Presenter

American Ambulance Association, Webinar                                                                   2018

“New Medicare Card Overview” Co-Presenter

American Ambulance Association, Webinar                                                                   2018

“Understanding the CMS Low Volume Settlement Option” Co-Presenter

American Ambulance Association, National Conference, Las Vegas, NV                      2017

“Documentation Update”

American Ambulance Association, National Conference, Las Vegas, NV                      2016

“Compliance from the Compliance Officer’s Perspective”

“Sexual Assault – What you Need to Know

American Ambulance Association, Regional Training, Fort Worth, TX                           2015

“ICD-10 and Documentation Education – Featured speaker

American Ambulance Association, Regional Training, Boston, MA                                2015

“ICD-10 Education”

American Ambulance Association, Regional Training, St. Louis, MO                             2015

“ICD-10 Education”

American Ambulance Association, annual meeting, Las Vegas, NV                              2014

“Documentation and Compliance”

Missouri Ambulance Association, Springfield, MO                                                          2014

“Documentation and Compliance”

Oklahoma Ambulance Association, annual meeting, Oklahoma City, OK                      2014

“Medicare and Medicaid Update”

Oklahoma Ambulance Association, annual meeting, Oklahoma City, OK                      2012

“Medicaid Update”

Oklahoma EMT Association, annual meeting, Tulsa, OK

“Children with Special Health Care Needs”

Oklahoma Ambulance Association, annual meeting, Norman, OK

“Documentation for Compliance”

Oklahoma Ambulance Association, annual meeting, Norman, OK

“Public Relations in EMS”

Native American EMT Association, Las Vegas, NV

“Children with Special Health Care Needs,” Documentation for Compliance”

Annual Azalea Pediatric Clinical Symposium for Pediatricians, Muskogee, OK

“Best Practices for Clinical Management of Child Passenger Safety”

National Association of Emergency Medical Dispatch, Las Vegas, NV

“Public Information and Public Relations in EMS.”

 2010

 

2006

 

2005

 

2003

 

2002-2004

 

2000

Publications

American Ambulance Association                                                                                   2018

Principal author/Co-Author: “Documentation Guide for EMS” (technical manual)

American Ambulance Association                                                                                   2015

Co-Author: “Guide for ICD-10’s and Ambulance Services” (technical manual)

American Ambulance Association                                                                                   2014

Principal author/Co-author: “Documentation Guide for EMS” (technical manual)

Muskogee Daily Phoenix – Slice of Life Magazine

“Child Passenger Safety” informational article

Muskogee Daily Phoenix – “Saving Lives” weekly column – EMS

Summer, 2010 Edition

1995-1997

Other

Certified as an expert witness:

Muskogee County, McIntosh County, Wagoner County, Cherokee County, Adair County, Sequoyah

County, Tulsa County