Asbel Montes

Solutions Group

Managing Partner

Asbel began his career in the ambulance industry in 1999. His EMS career includes directing and leading teams that provided revenue cycle consultation to air and ground ambulance agencies, culminating into the position of Managing Partner of Solutions Group Consulting.

Over the past 20 years, Asbel has been a member of numerous organizations, including the Healthcare Financial Managers Association (HFMA), the American Ambulance Association (AAA), National EMS Managers Association (NEMSMA), and the National Association of EMTs (NAEMT).

Asbel currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Ambulance Association (AAA) and numerous committees and board positions. More notably, he chairs the AAA Payment Reform Committee as the industry navigates the current healthcare changes and the correlation to the air and ground ambulance industry. He has also testified as an expert witness before federal and state health committees regarding ambulance reimbursement and veteran health initiatives related to emergency medicine. In 2016, Asbel was appointed to the Ambulance Transport Alternatives Task Force for the State of Louisiana by Governor John Bel Edwards. In 2020, Asbel was named to the Air Ambulance and Patient Billing Advisory Committee by the Secretary for the United States Department of Transportation.

Asbel is a respected thought leader on reimbursement initiatives within the industry and is a requested speaker at many healthcare conferences. Asbel is a contributing author in several EMS magazines and co-authoring the book, Management of Ambulance Services, as published by Prentice Hall in 2014

My Sessions

Cost Collection Preconference Workshop

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Soon, the first EMS agencies will have to collect and report their cost-related data to CMS.  The legislation that was enacted in early 2019 now requires EMS agencies to report cost data to CMS in their effort to reform ambulance service reimbursement under the Ambulance Fee Schedule.  Over the next four years, all EMS agencies […]

Advocacy Hot Topics Pre-Conference Workshop Reimbursement & Finance

EMS in 2025: Where Cost Collection Can Lead Us

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What do public policy, government advocacy, workforce programs, and reimbursement all have in common? You guessed it – DATA! Join the ACE Faculty members as they walk through the impact CMS’ Cost Data Collection will have on the future of EMS beyond the burden of reporting and potential 10% penalty.

Operations Reimbursement & Finance

Medicaid Match in 15 Minutes

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Provider assessment, CPE, IGT, upper payment limit, EMS supplemental payments, Medicaid match—you’ve heard the terms, but the details can be confusing! Get a turbo introduction from two of mobile healthcare’s top experts on provider assessments for EMS!

Advocacy EMS Quick Takes Executive & Leadership Reimbursement & Finance

Medicaid Match for Mobile Healthcare

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Get in-depth strategic and tactical advice about EMS supplemental payments from two of mobile healthcare’s top experts on provider assessments! Learn how you can bring these federal matching dollars to your state.

Advocacy Executive & Leadership Reimbursement & Finance

Set Up Your Revenue Cycle for Success

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Setting Up Your Revenue Cycle for Success:  Understanding the Complexities of the Revenue Cycle in the Ambulance Industry Asbel Montes and Angie McLain-Johnson will provide attendees with a guidebook on how to harness the power of data within the ePCR, CAD, and Billing Systems to enhance your compliance program and revenue cycle management processes. From […]

Compliance Executive & Leadership Reimbursement & Finance