KAPA Meeting Minutes: July 28, 2014

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Kentucky Ambulance Providers Association
Board Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date: July 28, 2014
Meeting Location: Cumberland Inn, Williamsburg, Kentucky

Board members in attendance:

Region

Board Member  ( = Even Year term)

Present or Absent

At-Large

Kevin Callihan

Present

At-Large

Rick Driskill

Present

At-Large

William Dukes 

Present

At-Large

John Hultgren (Secretary)

Present

At-Large

Tim Mahone 

Absent

Region 1

Mark Harrison

Present

Region 1

Allen Jones

Absent

Region 1

Troy Walker 

Present

Region 2

Jim Duke (Treasurer)

Absent

Region 2

Randy Fathbruckner 

Present

Region 2

Joe Prewitt (Vice President)

Absent

Region 3

Joe Bradshaw

Present

Region 3

Billy Duncan

Absent

Region 3

James Hacker 

Present

Region 4

Matt Bryant

Present

Region 4

David Eldridge

Present

Region 4

Mike Phillips 

Present

Region 5

Robin Barber 

Present

Region 5

[Vacant]

 

Region 5

David Sloane

Present

Region 6

Tom Adams (President) 

Present

Region 6

Terry Fraley

Present

Region 6

Michael Mason 

Present


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 13:04 EDT by President Tom Adams.

 

Invocation

By Joe Bradshaw.

 

Roll Call

By John Hultgren.

Established

Determination of Quorum

By John Hultgren.
A quorum of not less than 51% (12) of the Board of Directors for any regular or special meeting was established.

Established

Minutes of last meeting

Reviewed.

Motion, Second. No discussion. Approved.

Financial/Reimbursement Committee Report

By Thomas Adams.

General Account: $98,684.61
Legal fees paid for Medicaid work: $5,703.00

Total Members as of 07/28/14: 130
     Providers: 123
     Affiliate Members: 7

  • Following our meetings with the Kentucky Medicaid Commissioner, we have met with our new attorney and now are planning to meet with the Secretary.
  • We have met with the State Auditor about the crisis in rural healthcare, and he is now including ambulance reimbursement in his town hall discussions. KAPA members are encouraged to attend these town hall meetings.

Motion to accept Financial Report. Second. No discussion. Approved.

Discussion on Medicaid.

Legislative Report

By Thomas Adams.

  • The Congressional Delegation met with almost all of Kentucky’s Congressmen in May in their Washington D.C. offices. These meetings went well, answering many of their questions and explaining some of the challenges that EMS faces.

Discussion.

KBEMS Report

By  Michael Poynter, KBEMS Executive Director.

  • The 501 regulations are in the process of being reviewed by a committee.
  • The renewal process is being streamlined.
  • Discussion on community paramedicine. A work group has been created and a handbook is being created.
  • Discussion on EMS leadership.
  • Discussion on state data collection. KBEMS will begin enforcement of data collection on July 1, 2015. The next step is for all services to complete the Data Sharing Agreement Application which can be found under your service’s application section in KEMSIS.

Discussion.

Break

A ten minute break was held 14:10 through 14:21.

 

Conference Committee Report

By Troy Walker.

  • This is the busiest time for the conference committee but we are just about done with all the classes and expect to have the class schedule finalized by the end of the week. Randolph Mantooth will be a guest speaker at the conference; he will kick off the opening of the Expo and the Awards Presentation. Services are encouraged to submit nominations for the Above and Beyond Award, the East and West Directors Awards, and a new Service Medical Director Award. Once we get the schedule mostly finalized, registration will be turned on.

.Discussion.

Recruitment / Provider Education Task Force Report

By William Dukes.

On track to meet or exceed membership totals for last year.

 

Old Business

  • None.

 

New Business

  • Tom Bennett from First In Medical MAGI Services made a presentation on a volume discount for KAPA members within a region for on-site maintenance.
  • Regional meetings for elections of KAPA representatives needs to be scheduled.

 

Announcements

  •  

 

Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Kentucky Ambulance Providers Association will be September 24, 2014 at 15:00 EDT at the Kentucky EMS Conference and Expo in Lexington.

 

Adjournment

This Kentucky Ambulance Providers Association Board Meeting was concluded at 14:57 EDT.

Motion to Adjourn, Second, Approved.

 

Respectfully submitted by:

John Hultgren,
July 28, 2014