KAPA Meeting Minutes: April 19, 2012

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Kentucky Ambulance Providers Association

Meeting Date: April 19, 2012
Meeting Location: Kentucky Dam Village, Gilbertsville, KY

Board members in attendance:

Region

Board Member

Present or Absent

At-Large

Terry Dossett

Absent

At-Large

Ira Dyer

Present

At-Large

John Hultgren (Secretary)

Present

At-Large

Jamey Locke

Present

At-Large

Tim Mahone

Present

Region 1

Mark Harrison

Present

Region 1

Troy Walker

Present

Region 1

Ricky Driskill

Present

Region 2

Jim Duke (Treasurer)

Present

Region 2

Randy Fathbruckner

Present

Region 2

Joe Prewitt (Vice President)

Present

Region 3

Terry Akin

Absent

Region 3

Joe Bradshaw

Present

Region 3

Billy Duncan

Present

Region 4

Robert Butcher

Absent

Region 4

David Eldridge

Present

Region 4

Mike Phillips

Absent

Region 5

Robin Barber

Absent

Region 5

Jerry Dominion

Present

Region 5

Dave Sloan

Present

Region 6

Tom Adams (President)

Present

Region 6

Terry Fraley

Absent

Region 6

Michael Mason

Absent


The following items were presented, discussed, and/or acted upon while the board meeting was in order:

Item

Discussion

Action

Call to order

The meeting was called to order at 13:15 CDT by President Tom Adams

 

Invocation

By Joe Bradshaw.

 

Roll Call

By Secretary John Hultgren.

 

Determination of Quorum

Secretary John Hultgren:
A quorum of not less than 51% (11) of the Board of Directors for any regular or special meeting was established.

 

Minutes of last meeting

No changes

Approved

Financial Report

By Jim Duke. $48,099.78 General Account. Conference Account: $21,637.79.

Approved

Reimbursement Report

By Jim Duke: KAPA has been meeting with the Medicaid MCOs over the past 3 months at Hardin County EMS in Elizabethtown. We feel we are making progress. We are currently working on eliminating the need for prior-authorizations for patients already in a medical facility. Next meeting will be held 4/25/12 in Elizabethtown.
      Randy Fathbruckner reports that CoventryCares is informing medical providers that those who are not a participating provider by April 17 will not be reimbursed.

 

Legislative Report

By Joe Prewitt. Uneventful session ended last week and legislators are now in a Special Legislative Session. 153 bills were passed and signed into law by the Governor. SB-91 is the only bill passed that affects EMS by allowing either 3 or 5 board members on an ambulance taxing board. Approximately five additional bills that could have affected EMS died during the session.

 

KBEMS Report

By Forest Weyen. Education regulations have been filed. Comment period is currently open.
     Task forces are progressing well.
     KBEMS has completed interviews for Advisor/Inspector, Data Administrator, and Finance Manager. The Finance Manager position has been filled.
     On-Line verification is now active from the KBEMS Internet site.
     The Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director positions are still unfilled.

 

Conference Committee Report

By Troy Walker. Committee meeting is scheduled for this afternoon following the board meeting. Good ideas are being discussed.

 

Old Business

Brochures: New KAPA brochures are done and are being distributed.
Reps from Reg 1 and Reg 3 were appointed: Region 1 Ricky Driskill and Region 3 Billy Duncan.
Washington D.C. Trip: Leaving May 9 with 2 days meeting with Congressmen. Meetings already scheduled with 6 of 8 Congressmen (waiting on Sen. McConnell and Sen. Paul). One item of discussion will be medication shortages.
KyTAC: Discussed patient charts not being left at patient destinations. Motion made to have President Adams contact the Kentucky Hospital Association to begin discussions on this issue.

Motion to contact KHA was approved.

New Business

All of the regions were reminded to set up their regional meetings as required by the By-Laws.
Williams Dukes discussed membership recruiting and member benefits.
President Adams decided to put together a task force to work on membership and benefits. William Dukes was asked to chair that task force. Those who are interested in serving on the task force were asked to contact President Adams.
KAPA Display Booth: President Adams noted that our current display booth is awkward to work with and dated, and recommended a new booth. KAPA will be looking at alternatives that are more mobile and usable by one person. President Adams will task the new membership task force with working on a revised display.
Joe Bradshaw recognized those from the air medical association who were attending the KAPA  meeting.
Joe Bradshaw announced that he will be resigning his KAPA representative position in the near future. Representatives from that region will meet to recommend a replacement. President Adams will review the process to ensure that the new by-laws are complied with.
Ira Dyer discussed KAPA’s price agreements and recommended those existing agreements be updated/renegotiated.
Joe Prewitt distributed an updated list of Regional Preparedness Coordinators by region.

 

Next Meeting

The date and time for our next scheduled board meeting was set for June 28, 2012 at 13:00 EDT in Region 3. The location to be announced.

 

Adjournment

This Kentucky Ambulance Providers Association Board Meeting was adjourned at 14:37 CDT.

Adjourned.

 

Respectfully submitted by Secretary John Hultgren, April 19, 2012.