Webinar Calendar

2020 Webinars

Here is a list of the many data collection webinars we have coming up in 2020. Interested in a topic we’re not covering below? Let us know!

*Registration links coming soon! All 2020 ACE Subscribers will be automatically registered for each webinar*

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Service Area and Response Time

Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 2:00pm EST
$99 for AAA-Members | $198 for Non-Members (Included in ACE Subscription)

This webinar covers the many different questions asked by the CMS Medicare Data Collection Instrument about the service area you cover. How do you determine your primary area versus your secondary area—and does it even matter? Attend this webinar to find out. The participants will also gain knowledge and understanding of how definitions of response times can affect emergency responders and the accuracy of the data submitted. Knowing response times can greatly improve a system’s performance so understanding how to properly calculate it is critical. Join us to learn more. Purchase Webinar

Approved for one NAAC CEU unit

Ground Ambulance Service Volume

Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 2:00pm EST
$99 for AAA-Members | $198 for Non-Members (Included in ACE Subscription)

Total responses, total transports, and paid versus unpaid transports can be confusing. Learn how CMS wants this data submitted and how you may be missing some information on vital requests for services. In this webinar, the participants will gain an understanding of not only how CMS wants the different service volumes reported, but why. Join us for an in-depth look at the background and history of how and why knowing your total volume and the different categories of data can make a big difference in your service. Purchase Webinar

Approved for one NAAC CEU unit

 

Service Mix

Thursday, May 14, 2020 | 2:00pm EST
$99 for AAA-Members | $198 for Non-Members (Included in ACE Subscription)

This webinar will provide an overview of the background of different responses and transports that make up the total of your service mix. AAA faculty will guide participants on how to differentiate service levels, including emergencies, non-emergencies, BLS, ALS, SCT, and inter-facility transports, as well as best practices for submitting accurate data. Purchase Webinar. 

Approved for one NAAC CEU unit

 

Labor Costs

Thursday, June 11, 2020 | 2:00pm EST
$99 for AAA-Members | $198 for Non-Members (Included in ACE Subscription)

Finding out how CMS defines labor, especially as it pertains to medics, administrative staff, and contract labor, can be critical to submitting the most accurate and complete data. Personnel and labor costs are typically the most expensive costs for any ambulance organization. Reporting accurate costs will be vital in giving CMS the information it needs to make good decisions on payment policies. Join us to learn just how important reporting your “fully burdened labor costs” can be. Purchase Webinar. 

 

Facilities and Vehicle Costs

Thursday, July 9, 2020 | 2:00pm EST
$99 for AAA-Members | $198 for Non-Members (Included in ACE Subscription)

CMS needs information on how the many different types of EMS organizations are housed and how those facilities are paid for. When it comes to shared services, how should the facilities be apportioned so that each area is fully accounted for? What about remounts of ambulances and the costs associated with that? Where do other vehicles fit in? By participating in this webinar, services can learn what mileage CMS needs, what counts as an ambulance, as well as how to provide good data on repair, maintenance, and insurance costs. Purchase Webinar. 

 

Equipment, Consumables, and Supplies Costs

Thursday, August 13, 2020 | 2:00pm EST
$99 for AAA-Members | $198 for Non-Members (Included in ACE Subscription)

What is the difference between consumable supplies and capital equipment? How does a service know which category equipment, furniture, or medications should go in? Listen to this webinar to learn all about these and other important distinctions so that you can submit your data in the most accurate and complete manner.

 

Other and Total Costs

Thursday, September 10, 2020 | 2:00pm EST
$99 for AAA-Members | $198 for Non-Members (Included in ACE Subscription)

Not only does CMS need information on labor, facilities, vehicles, and equipment costs, they have room for services to submit all other costs that are required to provide ambulance services to patients. By participating in this webinar, you can learn about the many different additional costs you incur, such as accounting costs, IT support, etc., that we often don’t think about but adds to the bottom line. You will also get great ideas on how to correctly allocate these and other costs to multiple NPI’s or your parent organization if needed. Total costs will be defined and explained and the importance of the self-check of total costs compared to revenue is not only necessary data for submission but important for your service to truly understand the cost of service.

 

Revenues

Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 2:00pm EST
$99 for AAA-Members | $198 for Non-Members (Included in ACE Subscription)

What counts as revenues? Everyone knows that Medicare payments, insurance payments, and patient self-pays are revenue, but what about other sources that you may not normally think of? Do you receive VA payments, do you have membership fees, or get local taxes earmarked for EMS? If so, you won’t want to miss this webinar and learn how to recognize different revenue sources as well as the best way to categorize them and submit them to CMS.

 

Putting it All Together 

Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 2:00pm EST
$99 for AAA-Members | $198 for Non-Members (Included in ACE Subscription)

The end of the first reporting period is approaching, and soon services will begin the process of gathering, analyzing, and submitting the data they have been collecting throughout 2020. What are the best methods to cross check your data and what questions still remain? In this webinar, AAA faculty will go over updated information from CMS as well as answer the questions services have as they finalize data for submission.

 

So, You Have Been Selected for Year TWO. Now What? 

Thursday, December 10, 2020 | 2:00pm EST
$99 for AAA-Members | $198 for Non-Members (Included in ACE Subscription)

So, you didn’t panic last year because you weren’t selected, but now you are. Where do you start and what have we learned from the first year’s participants? Join us for this lively and informative webinar so you can start your new reporting year without fear.

 NAAC approved for 1 CEU. 

 

 

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