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  • April 08, 2013 3:32 PM | Vanessa Brewington (Administrator)
    The last session of the day will focus on the 2013 HIPAA Omnibus Rule Changes for the Privacy Rule, Security Rule, Privacy Breach Notification Rule and Enforcement Rule, known as the HIPAA Mega- Rule. You will also hear industry professionals talk about significant Medicare, Medicaid and regulatory issues, specific to the Oklahoma ambulance providers. Don't miss this important educational experince, presented by Angie Lehman.
  • April 08, 2013 3:30 PM | Vanessa Brewington (Administrator)

    We are looking forward to seeing everyone on April 23rd and 24th in Oklahoma City. Following our Conference and Tradeshow on Tuesday the 23rd we will have our €œEMS Day at the Capitol. Everyone is encouraged to join us at the Capitol and meet your legislators. 8:30 a.m. - Set up on the fourth floor rotunda for those wishing to have a booth. Please contact Ray Simpson at 405-627-5465 or rayleesimp@aol.com if you want to have a booth. 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Legislative update and instructions and key note speaker Dr. Ed Racht, Chief Medical Officer for American Medical Response, in the Blue Room on the 2nd floor of the Capitol. 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Visit legislators and staff. After this important day at the Capitol we will be honoring Oklahoma Stars at our Stars of Life Reception and Banquet held at the Oklahoma History Center on April 24th. 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Stars Reception €“prior to the Banquet 6:00 p.m. - Stars Banquet. See you there!

  • April 05, 2013 3:27 PM | Vanessa Brewington (Administrator)

    Ladies and Gentlemen: The Oklahoma Emergency Response System Stabilization and Improvement Revolving Fund for fiscal year 2014 is about to begin. The Department plans on releasing the Request for Proposals during the week of April 8. 

    The announcement will be made on our website: http://www.ok.gov/health/Protective_Health/Emergency_Systems/EMS_Division/index.html

    The Department will be distributing: $2,307,309.30 This is a large increase from last year'€™s dispersal, thanks to an increase in collections into the fund. At this time, we are scheduling the pre-proposal conference for April 15, 2013. We will be meeting in room 806 of the Department. There is a procedural change as well as a change to the application this year. 

    The procedure for application this year is this: 1.Submit RFP before Deadline 2.Procurement Review for contractual requirements 3.Emergency Systems review for proposal content 4.Panel Review. If an RFP does not contain the required information, then it will not be sent to the panel for review. The information required will be detailed in the PowerPoint on the website as well as described at the pre-proposal conference. The application has been modified to show what is expected to be received. Additionally, the benchmark section of the application has been modified. Examples of benchmarks have been included. These are examples only. 

    Any questions we receive after the RFP is released will be answered on our website. Direct answers will not be able to be provided due to state contractual regulations and statutes. 

    Thank you. Dale Adkerson | EMS Director OSDH-Emergency Systems | 1000 Northeast Tenth Street | Oklahoma City, OK 73117 | office: 405.271.4027 | fax: 405.271.4240 | email: dalea@health.ok.gov

  • March 11, 2013 3:25 PM | Vanessa Brewington (Administrator)

    The Oklahoma Ambulance Association (OKAMA) is pleased to announce our Spring Educational Conference and Tradeshow to be held on April 23rd at the History Center in Oklahoma City. Attached is our conference brochure which provides detail on our great line up of speakers. This is going to be a great day of education and networking with industry providers and vendors alike. Following our conference please plan on staying the next day for the EMS Day at the Capital and OKAMA'€™s Stars of Life banquet on the 24th.

    Download: 2013SpringConference.pdf

  • January 02, 2013 3:14 PM | Vanessa Brewington (Administrator)

    The Oklahoma Ambulance Association (OKAMA) is proud to announce we will present our Fourth Annual Stars of Life Banquet and Awards Ceremony where we will honor the best and brightest EMS providers from across our State. This event will be held on April 24th following our Spring Education Conference held on the April 23rd. Enclosed with this announcement is an application form that you can use to submit a nominee for Star of Life recognition which will then be placed into review for a possible all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. in March to represent Oklahoma at the American Ambulance Association's Star of Life ceremony. Please note that you must be a member of OKAMA and may submit up to two nominees. If you are not currently a member, simply get a membership application on this web site and join today! Deadline for Stars nominations is 4:00 pm, Thursday, January 31, 2013.

    Application: Stars_of_Life.pdf

  • December 04, 2012 2:33 PM | Vanessa Brewington (Administrator)

    The Oklahoma Ambulance Association is looking for current members who have an interest in serving on our Board of Directors. Ray Simpson, Chair of the Nominating Committee, is currently taking names of possible candidates who would be interested in running for election and serving a two-year term commencing in April of 2013. We welcome any qualified party, who currently holds an Active membership and is interested in serving the ambulance industry in Oklahoma. If you are interested or would like more information please contact Ray Simpson at 405-627-5465 or at RayLeeSimp@aol.com.

  • October 30, 2012 2:31 PM | Vanessa Brewington (Administrator)

    Following his presentation at the OKAMA Fall Conference, Ron Thackery provided us with the American Ambulance Association's Expanded Position Statement Regarding 2013 NFPA 1917 "Specifications for Automotive Ambulances." (See attached).

    Download: AAAEnhancedPositionFinalSept2012.pdf

  • October 30, 2012 2:19 PM | Vanessa Brewington (Administrator)

    The information on fax documentation is located at this link: https://www.novitas-solutions.com/transition/jh/impacts-news/news-092412.html#medreview

    Gail Atnip | JH Provider Outreach & Education Specialist | Novitas Solutions, Inc. (formerly Highmark Medicare Services) | Phone: 717-214-1423

  • September 06, 2012 1:57 PM | Vanessa Brewington (Administrator)

    Please see the attached document for the OKAMA Fall Conference Schedule of Events.

    Download: FALLschedule.pdf

  • August 29, 2012 12:17 PM | Vanessa Brewington (Administrator)

    The Oklahoma Ambulance Association will be holding its Fall Conference on Wednesday, October 24h, at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. This year's speakers will include Dale Adkerson with the State of Oklahoma, Lisa Gifford from the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, Ron Thackery, with American Medical Response and Angie Lehman, with EMSA. The host site for the OKAMA conference is the Oklahoma History Center, Chesapeake Room. A Conference Brochure complete with times, locations and registration information is attached.

    Download: 2012 Conference.pdf

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