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2018 OAMTA Annual Conference
June 21st & 22nd

EMS Strong: Transforming Tomorrow’s Future Challenges, Today

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Attendance at the OAMTA Annual Conference is
certified for 8 credit hours toward CAC and CACO.


Hilton Columbus Polaris
8700 Lyra Drive
Columbus, OH 43240


Full registration includes Thursday and Friday sessions, Thursday lunch, Thursday reception, and breakfast Thursday and Friday. 

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  Early Registration (by 6/8)   Late Registration (after 6/8)
OAMTA Members      
1st Attendee $299   $399
Additional Attendees $229   $269
1st Attendee $479   $519
Additional Attendees $409   $449
Spouse/Guest $139   $159



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This year’s conference will feature the following industry experts:

  • Jay Fitch - Ph.D. of Fitch & Associates – An internationally recognized leadership consultant, educator and innovator in EMS and public safety – Thursday Keynote Speaker “Dancing With The Elephants” plus 2 breakout sessions
  • Chris Cebollero - A Nationally Recognized Leader, #1 International Best-Selling Author and Advocate – Friday Keynote Speaker and Session on Community Paramedicine
  • Asbel Montes - Vice President of Governmental Relations & Reimbursements - ‎Acadian Ambulance Service – Speaking Friday "Federal Update: Ground Ambulance Medicare Sustainability and What’s To Come" plus a breakout on Insurance Reimbursement
  • Maggie Adams - EMS Financial Services, over experience in healthcare and the ambulance industry – Will be speaking on The Great ALS vs. BLS Debate, plus 2 other breakout sessions
  • Amber Williams - an inspector, with the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy
  • Tom Wentz - President of Corporate Performance Systems, Inc, Transformational Change Simulation
  • Mel House - Director from Ohio EMS
  • David Fiffick - Chief of Medical Transportation from Ohio EMS
  • Vanessa Williams - from CGS Administrators LLC on the topic of Medicare
  • Rafiat Eshett - MPA, Chief, Non-Institutional Policy, Bureau of Health Plan Policy, Ohio Department of Medicaid
  • Scott Arthur - Director Operations for Patient Transportation Services, OAMTA and EMFTS Board Member on the topic of Servant Leadership
  • Brian Hathaway - President/CEO of Spirit Medical Transportation and OAMTA Board Member  on the topic of Recruitment and Retention
  • Dan Fredrick - of Four County Career Center on the topic of Recruitment and Retention
  • Chuck Dyer - Administrator, ODOT Office of Transit



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Thursday, June 21st

7:00 - 8:30 AM   Registration and Breakfast
7:00 - 8:30 AM   Welcome OAMTA
    President Pete de la Porte
8:00 AM   "Dancing with the Elephants"
    Jay Fitch, Ph.D.
9:00 AM   "10 Questions Every Leader Should Ask"
    Jay Fitch, Ph.D.
9:00 AM   "Ohio Department of Medicaid Updates Every Provider Should Know!"
    Rafiat Eshett
10:00 AM   Morning Break/Vendor Displays
10:30 AM   "The Great ALS vs BLS Debate"
    Maggie Adams
10:30 AM   "Servant Leadership"
    Scott Arthur
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM   Lunch
    Association Business Meeting and Legislative Update
    Pete de la Porta and Neil Clark
1:00 PM   "MIH/Community Paramedics"
    Jay Fitch, Ph.D.
1:00 PM   "What's next for EMS Billing, Documentation and Reimbursement"
    Maggie Adams
2:00 PM   "Medicare Updates"
    Vanessa Williams
2:00 PM   "EMS Documentation Compliance Essentials"
    Maggie Adams
3:00 PM   Afternoon Break/Vendor Displays
3:30 - 5:15 PM   "Transformational Change"
    Tom Wentz
5:15 PM   Happy Hour Meet and Greet

Friday, June 22nd

7:00 - 8:00 AM   Breakfast
8:00 AM   "Your Personal and Professional Development"
    Chris Cebollero
9:00 AM   "The Ohio Division of EMS: An Update on EMS & Medical Transportation Matters"
    David Fiffick, Chief Medical Transportation EMS and Director Mel House
9:00 AM   "MIH/CP Revenue Opportunities"
    Chris Cebollero
10:00 AM   "Federal Update: Ground Ambulance Medicare Sustainability and What’s To Come"
    Asbel Montes
10:00 AM   "Ohio Board of Pharmacy Rules and Inspections"
    Amber Williams, Inspector
11:00 AM   "Desperate Times Call for Improved Strategies"
    Asbel Montes and Brian Choate
11:00 AM   "Partnering to Overcome the EMS Recruitment and Retention Dilemma"
    Brian Hathaway and Dan Fredrick, Four County Career Center 
12:00 PM   ODOT Mobility Transformation
    Chuck Dyer, Administrator, ODOT Office of Transit
1:00 PM   Closing



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