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  • September 11, 2016 4:12 PM | Oklahoma Ambulance Association (Administrator)

    The Oklahoma Ambulance Association (OKAMA) is proud to announce that our 2016 Fall Conference will be held on Wednesday, October 19th at the History Center in Oklahoma City. Comprehensive sessions will be held throughout the day with a strong focus on reimbursement and regulatory issues, of interest to the leadership and billing/financial personnel of your organization. We are proud to present Asbel Montes, of Acadian Ambulance, and frequent national speaker to discuss the recent ruling from the US Court of Appeals, regarding VA Claims and how to build the process to capture additional revenue on your VA claims. Asbel will join Brian Choate, of the Solutions Group, later in the day, to discuss “turning around” a struggling accounts receivables department. Gail Atnip of Novitas and Lisa Gifford of the Oklahoma Healthcare Authority will lead sessions, providing valuable information critical to Medicare and Medicaid funding and reimbursement issues. Dale Adkerson, Administrative Program Manager for The State of Oklahoma- EMS Division will be on hand to discuss the recently implemented EMS Rules changes that took effect September 11th. Share this information with your industry friends and watch for additional information on our web site, www.okama.org. Participants and Corporate members may register for the conference by filling out the Participant or Corporate Registration Form located in the attached packet and faxing to 886-464-7799 or emailing to slathey@aol.com. Please register early to guarantee a spot and lunch!! Mail registration fees to: OKAMA * 2504 W. Owen Garriott #302 * Enid, OK 73703

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  • September 11, 2016 10:29 AM | Oklahoma Ambulance Association (Administrator)

    2016 Central Oklahoma EMS Symposium November 10-11, 2016 The 2016 Central Oklahoma EMS Symposium, sponsored by Norman Regional Health System’s (NRHS) Emergency Medicine Residency Program, OCCC and OSU-OKC will be held on November 10th-11th in Norman, Oklahoma. Practicing medics and Paramedic Students are encouraged to attend this two-day educational opportunity. See the attached PDF for detailed information and registration. 


    2016 Central Oklahoma EMS_symposium.pdf

  • September 11, 2016 10:24 AM | Oklahoma Ambulance Association (Administrator)

    The Oklahoma Ambulance Association Membership Drive is Underway!! The 2017 Oklahoma Ambulance Association’s (OKAMA) membership drive has begun and the Board of Directors personally invite all current members and those who have yet to join, to become members for 2017 today! We as an industry are facing incredible reimbursement and funding issues as well as regulatory concerns at a local, statewide and national level. The challenges facing ambulance providers in Oklahoma are more complex than ever and only through your support can the Oklahoma Ambulance Association continue to work on your behalf. OKAMA membership is strong and we want every provider and vendor to join our association and to be part of the ongoing efforts of improving the state of EMS in Oklahoma. To make sure all services are involved, OKAMA provides complimentary membership to small services that transport fewer than 100 patients a year and provides unlimited conference attendance at no cost to those companies or organizations that pay $2,500 or more in annual dues. Current members will be receiving a renewal form by mail soon and all others can find an application on this website, www.okama.org.


  • March 28, 2016 10:55 AM | Oklahoma Ambulance Association (Administrator)

    On Tuesday, March 29th, Gail Atnip of Novitas will be presenting at the Spring Conference. There is still time to register and attend. The handouts (slides) for the presentation are attached.

    OKAMA Spring 2016 Conference - Atnip Slides.pdf

  • March 02, 2016 10:59 AM | Oklahoma Ambulance Association (Administrator)

    Spring is coming and the wolves seem to still be at the door. Does it seem it gets harder and harder to run and fund an ambulance operation? Come let us help. The Oklahoma Ambulance Association (OKAMA) is proud to announce that our 2016 Spring Conference will be held on Tuesday, March 29th at the History Center in Oklahoma City. Comprehensive sessions will be held throughout the day with broad topics of importance and interest to the leadership, operational and billing/financial personnel of your organization. Gail Atnip of Novitas and Lisa Gifford of the Oklahoma Healthcare Authority will lead sessions, providing valuable information critical to Medicare and Medicaid funding and reimbursement. Maria Bianchi, Executive Director of the American Ambulance Association will bring a national perspective to the many important issues facing ambulance providers in the US., and Heath Stone, Operations Supervisor for MedStar Mobile Healthcare, will present an important session about preparing your organization for an active shooter situation. Don't miss this day! Share this information with your industry friends and watch for additional information on our web site, www.okama.org. Participants and Corporate members may register for the conference by filling out the Participant or Corporate Registration Form located in the attached packet and faxing to 886-464-7799 or emailing to slathey@aol.com. Please register early to guarantee a spot and lunch!! Mail registration fees to: OKAMA * 2504 W. Owen Garriott #302 * Enid, OK 73703

         Spring_2016_Brochure.pdf


  • February 23, 2016 11:18 AM | Oklahoma Ambulance Association (Administrator)

    OKAMA, was contacted last week and asked to support HB 3126 (Rep. Josh Cockroft and Sen. Jason Smalley) creating the Oklahoma 9-1-1 Management Authority Act. The Association worked quickly to study the proposed Act and to contact expertise on the subject matter. After study, careful consideration, and the valued opinion of 9-1-1 managers and directors, OKAMA has elected to Strongly Support the Act and to assist in any way possible with the passage of the legislation. OKAMA is dedicated to providing the best possible emergency services and the highest quality out-of-hospital healthcare and transportation to any citizen that might have an emergent illness or injury. A quality, highly functioning communications system that will help us respond to the location of the emergency is a vital element to our objective and strongly desired.

  • January 17, 2016 11:19 AM | Oklahoma Ambulance Association (Administrator)

    The Oklahoma Ambulance Association is now accepting nominations for the OKAMA Stars of Life ceremony. Each nominee will be recognized at the Annual Star of Life Award Banquet to be held March 30, 2016. Eligible nominees include all levels of EMT, billing personnel, and dispatchers. In the past, employees have been nominated for excellence, integrity, leadership, loyalty, respect, or selfless service to their organization. Recognize your employees who help to achieve the mission of your EMS service; this recognition demonstrates a respect for your employees. OKAMA wants to see this recognition on a local level as well as on a national and statewide basis. At the OKAMA Stars Banquet each star will receive a Star of Life trophy, a Star of Life pin, and a copy of the video that will be shown during the event. The nominees will also be considered for an all expense paid trip to Washington D.C. The chosen nominee will represent Oklahoma at the National Star of Life ceremony presented by the American Ambulance Association. Oklahoma Ambulance Association members participate in the Star of Life program at no charge. Non-member services are encouraged to go to the website and join the association. Non-members may participate, however a fee will be assessed to cover the cost of the Star'€™s participation. Please complete and return the Star'€™s nomination form by February 15, 2016.


    Stars2016nominationform.pdf


  • October 26, 2015 11:30 AM | Oklahoma Ambulance Association (Administrator)

    OKAMA appreciates the opportunity to partner with the Drug Enforcement Agency, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, and the Oklahoma State Department of Health to bring information to our member services about this very important subject. Attached are templates for some of the required forms and letters of request. Although there are not any particular forms supplied by any of theses agencies, there is required information that each form must contain. The templates are included as guides and each ambulance service is free to design their own form or letter. We suggest contacting the appropriate agency for their approval prior to incorporating these forms into use in your service.

    DEATemplates.pdf

  • October 26, 2015 11:27 AM | Oklahoma Ambulance Association (Administrator)

    Attached are a number of documents (Guidelines and Forms) from the DEA and OBN for your use. Also included here is the contact information for the speakers who participated in the Drug Enforcement discussion at our Fall Conference. DEA Info: Lisa Sullivan lisa.d.sullivan@usdoj.gov Mobile: 214-366-6936 Main: 214-837-7712 www.dea.gov www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/21cfr/cfr/ OBN Info: Sandra G. LaVenue, Deputy General Counsel OBNDD 405-530-3146 slavenue@obn.state.ok.us www.ok.gov/obndd

    Guidlines_and_Forms.pdf

  • October 21, 2015 11:34 AM | Oklahoma Ambulance Association (Administrator)

    Please see the attached slides from Gail's presentation.

    Atnip_Oklahoma_Ambulance_Fall.pdf



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