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  • 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



  • October 21, 2015 11:32 AM | Oklahoma Ambulance Association (Administrator)

    Please see the attached for Mr. Williamson's presentation.

    OKAMA_presentation_10-19-15_-_FINAL.pdf

  • September 26, 2015 11:37 AM | Oklahoma Ambulance Association (Administrator)

    The Oklahoma Ambulance Association (OKAMA) Fall Conference and Tradeshow Wednesday, October 21, 2015 The Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City Sign Up- Today! Attached is the brochure for Fall Conference. This year'€™s conference provides a "can'€™t miss"€ session bringing representatives from the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Oklahoma State Department of Health- EMS Division and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics together to talk about federal and state regulations and increasing compliance requirements among ambulance providers in our state. For the past five years the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency has been working with Texas EMS providers to ensure that all federal regulations governing the use of narcotics in EMS are followed. It's now Oklahoma'€™s turn. Oklahoma EMS providers must meet all regulations for DEA, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (OBNDD), and the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Many of the regulations of these three agencies overlap, but some do not. It can be a very confusing issue! At our conference OKAMA will host DEA agent Ms. Lisa Sullivan, Diversion Project Manager, Sandra G. LaVenue, Deputy General Counsel for OBNDD, and Dale Adkerson, Oklahoma State Department of Health EMS Division, for a 3 hour presentation and workshop. Don’t miss the opportunity to have all three governing agencies together to share each agencies regulations, requirements, and guidance. OKAMA will provide a tool-kit to assist EMS agencies and there will be sufficient time for questions and answers. Unintended loss, diversions, and unauthorized use have too high of a price for any EMS service to pay. Don'€™t let your service get caught unprepared. Regulations will be enforced so it'€™s up to you to get the latest information and one-on-one assistance. Join OKAMA on the 21st for this exciting opportunity! Use the registration forms in the attached conference brochure and reserve your spot for this information packed event. Register early!

    Fall2015_Brochure.pdf

  • February 02, 2015 11:42 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 April 1. 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 nominees will represent Oklahoma at the National Star of Life ceremony presented by the American Ambulance Association. Two nominees, one from a rural EMS agency and one from a suburban EMS agency may be picked by the OKAMA Board to represent Oklahoma and OKAMA. Eligible nominees include all levels of EMT, billing personnel, dispatchers, and even medical directors. If you have an employee that has had an outstanding "€œsave"€, goes above and beyond what is required, or maybe just helps to further the mission of EMS, nominate them. The nomination will show your employees that you appreciate the things they do for your agency. It also will show the community what a great service you have and the dedicated employees that serve them. Download the attached nomination form, and nominate your STAR today.

    STARS_2015.pdf

  • October 16, 2014 11:44 AM | Oklahoma Ambulance Association (Administrator)

    Thanks to all of the participants who attended this year'€™s Fall Conference. It was a great day of education and networking. For those of you who attended Gail Atnip'€™s session attached is her presentation/notes for you to download. You can also find and download her presentation/notes on our website www.okama.org. See you in the Spring!

    Atnip - OklahomaFall2014.pdf

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