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Asbel Montes

Acadian Ambulance

Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & Innovation

Asbel began his career in the ambulance industry in 1999. His EMS career included directing and leading teams that provided revenue cycle consultation to air and ground ambulance agencies, culminating into the position of Vice President of Government Relations and Revenue Cycle at Acadian Ambulance Service. In February 2019, Asbel was promoted to his current title, Sr. Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Innovation.

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). He has also served as a board member for the AAA and the Louisiana Ambulance Alliance. Asbel currently serves on numerous committees and more notably chairs the AAA Payment Reform Committee as the industry begins to navigate the current healthcare changes and the correlation to the air and ground ambulance industry.

In 2016, Asbel was appointed to the Ambulance Transport Alternatives Task Force for the State of Louisiana by Governor John Bel Edwards. He is a respected thought leader on reimbursement initiatives within the industry and is a requested speaker at many conferences. He has also been asked to testify as an expert witness before federal and state health committees regarding ambulance reimbursement and veteran health initiatives as it relates to emergency medicine.

Asbel is a contributing author in several EMS magazines as well as co-authoring the book, Management of Ambulance Services, as published by Prentice Hall in 2014.

Asbel is married to Stephenie Haney‐Montes. He has one daughter and resides in Carencro, LA.

My Sessions

Morning Cost Collection Preconference Workshop

First of two separate half-day pre-conference workshops. Content is the same for both sessions. Starting in 2020, 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 […]

Advocacy Hot Topics Pre-Conference Workshop Reimbursement & Finance
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Afternoon Cost Collection Preconference Workshop

Second of two half-day separate pre-conference sessions. Starting in 2020, 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 […]

Advocacy Hot Topics Pre-Conference Workshop Reimbursement & Finance
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1:1 Expert Consulting

Pre-register for FREE 20 minute one-on-one consultations with AAA experts and vendor members! Sign-up will open in October. Scott Moore, Esq | Moore EMS Consulting Brian Werfel, Esq | Werfel & Werfel, PLLC Margaret Keavney, Esq  / Matt Streger, Esq| Keavney & Streger Aarron Reinert/ Jon Becknell | Safetech Solutions Asbel Montes / Donna Newchurch […]

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Cost Collection Overview

Starting in 2020, 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 the Ambulance Fee Schedule.  Over the next four years, all EMS agencies who bill […]

Operations Reimbursement & Finance
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Medicaid Match in 15 Minutes

Provider assessment, CPE, IGT, 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 Executive & Leadership Reimbursement & Finance
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Medicaid Match for Mobile Healthcare

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
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