Fiscal Year 2020 Flex EMS Supplement Small Group Meeting

Event Details
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
12:00pm CST
National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center)

  • 0:00 Welcome
  • 13:08 Keynote: The Challenges of COVID and the Opportunities Going Forward for Rural EMS, Shawn Baird, American Ambulance Association and Metro West Ambulance 
  • 1:11 Supplement Project Descriptions
  • 1:47 State Sharing: Year Two Progress and Sticking Points, Changes for Year Three 
  • 2:26 Sustainability and Evidence of Project Success

This meeting highlighted the latest information and issues in the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program, specifically within the second year of the multi-year Flex emergency medical services (EMS) supplement projects that began in FY 2019. This meeting provided an opportunity for FY 2019 EMS supplement project grantees to share experiences, lessons learned, and successes in a collaborative learning environment.

Learning objectives for those that participated in the meeting or view the recording include: 

  • Express innovative ideas about EMS and consider how they might be applied to rural EMS in their state
  • Recognize and discuss the progress of each of the FY 2019 Flex EMS supplement project
  • Identify lessons learned and useful resources from the shared experiences of peer supplement projects