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  • 21 Jun 2017 10:50 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    Last week, staff from FAA member organizations Nature Coast EMS, AMR, and Sunstar Paramedics were honored as AAA Stars of Life in Washington, DC. 

    Congratulations to Hugo Badillo of AMR (http://bit.ly/17BadilloH), Graham Losse of Nature Coast EMS (http://bit.ly/17LosseG), Kasey Ras of Sunstar Paramedics (http://bit.ly/17RasKasey), and Jonathan Balzer of Sunstar Paramedics (http://bit.ly/17Balzer)!

    Here there are with Senator Bill Nelson. Way to go!

  • 01 Jun 2017 12:07 PM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    The Florida Ambulance Association was deeply saddened to learn that Lahiri Garcia (51) and Paul Besaw (35) were killed this morning in the line of duty. Both were longstanding and respected team members at AMR Palm Beach/Broward County.

    In an interview with WPTV, AMR Regional Director Bill Hall said, “The AMR family has lost two amazing people. They were dedicated husbands, fathers, friends and teammates. Our thoughts are with both families during this difficult time. Lahiri and Paul will be greatly missed.”

    AMR said, "Garcia and Besaw were committed to caring for others, and together they had nearly 40 years of service for AMR and the community. Funeral arrangements have not been finalized."

    On behalf of the entire FAA membership, the Board extends its deepest condolences to the Garcia and Besaw families.

  • 24 May 2017 8:11 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    FAA members have free access to the Savvik Buying Group, the largest EMS group purchasing organization. 

    Special for EMS Week, win up to $1,000 worth of medical supplies! Enter here.

  • 22 May 2017 8:22 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    43rd Annual EMS Week
    “Always In Service”
    May 21–27, 2017

    Each year, EMS Week celebrates the contributions of EMTs, Paramedics, Dispatchers, and other EMS professionals to their communities. Thank you for your service!

  • 19 May 2017 8:06 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    The Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services, Ground Vehicle Standard Division (CAAS-GVS) will be holding an open forum for organizations involved in the remounting of ambulances. The intent of this meeting is to identify and establish a dialogue with FSAMs and third party Remounters of ambulances in an effort to collect information that may be used in an identified project to create standards for the ambulance remount industry.

    Any organization with interest in this topic is invited to attend, including ambulance builders, remounters, regulators, customers and component/material vendors.

    CAAS GVS Remount Forum
    June 7, 2017
    NEW LOCATION: Harris Convention Center
    Charlotte, NC
    Register Now►

  • 08 May 2017 9:34 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    The following communication was emailed by Florida Medicaid on Monday, May 8.

    Florida Medicaid Health Care Alert

    May 8, 2017

    Provider Type(s): All

    Statewide Provider and Health Plan Claim Dispute Resolution Program

    Agency for Health Care Administration is contracted with MAXIMUS, an independent dispute resolution organization, to provide assistance to health care providers and health plans in resolving claim disputes. Claims submitted to managed care plans that have been denied in full or in part, or allegedly underpaid or overpaid may be eligible for dispute under the arbitration process.

    To learn more about these available arbitration services, go to http://ahca.myflorida.com/medicaid/statewide mc/index.shtml or contact MAXIMUS directly at 1- 866-763-6395 (select 1 for English or 2 for Spanish), and then select Option 2.  Ask for Florida Provider Appeals Process.

    Contact MAXIMUS for application forms and instructions on how to file a claim dispute.

  • 07 May 2017 10:50 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    Florida Ambulance Association has recently become aware of baseless Facebook and “prank” news site allegations of arrest leveled against Mr. Mark Postma, Chief Operating Officer of Sunstar Paramedics in Largo, Florida.

    These scurrilous claims were posted to social media in the form of a fake news story created by a former employee. Mr. Postma and Sunstar Paramedics have requested the post’s immediate removal from Facebook as well as Channel 23 News, a “prank” news site. Additionally, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Department has been investigating the defamatory posting.

  • 06 Apr 2017 8:57 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    The Board of the Florida Ambulance Association would like to congratulate its members selected as 2017 American Ambulance Association Stars of Life.

    The Florida Stars, joined by their executive hosts, will receive special recognition at a June awards ceremony in Washington, DC. They will also have the opportunity to meet with Florida's federal legislators to showcase the importance of EMS in our state.
  • 29 Mar 2017 1:55 PM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    Did you miss it?

    AHCA's Spring 2017 Florida Medicaid Provider Bulletin was released Monday, March 27.

    Please note page 5, which briefly addresses the grievance and appeals process.

  • 21 Mar 2017 7:23 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    From AIMHI:

    Support Services such as logistics and fleet functions are the 'power behind the punch' of any high value EMS Organization. Fleet operations in particular require expert management and forward planning to ensure it is mission ready for today's operations and compliant with changes to vehicle safety and manufacturing specifications in the future.

    Managing such complex task vehicles in any EMS system is both a professional and full time occupation. National Award Winning (EMS10) Director of Support Services at the Richmond Ambulance Authority, Dan Fellows and James Neitz, Manager - Supply & Logistics for Northwell Health, will lead this webinar and literally deliver the nuts and bolts of a high performing ambulance fleet.

    Register Now►
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