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MIH Summit 2021

Join us for our 4th annual Mobile Integrated Healthcare Summit. 

This is a fast paced, high level summit with MIH experts who will be available to network with you to answer your questions,
 discuss various models of MIH, and share their experience and insight of what has worked and what is on the horizon for Mobile Integrated Healthcare.

October 5, 2021 | Georgia World Congress Center

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7 Reasons NOT to miss this Summit


  1. How the PHE emergency has changed and affected the future of MIH  and the opportunities this includes
  2. Fire Departments’ leadership in Community Health (social determinants: prevention, detection, & response)
  3. Challenges of healthcare in US today and MIH opportunity with in the system
  4. Planning, implementation, and sustainability of different MIH/CP models (Healthcare systems, EMS, Fire)
  5. Upcoming MIH Accreditation Standards - a guided review and informational session
  6. Transitioning MIH from a Specialty Program to Core Operating Model through funding and partnerships with C-level and government officials
  7. Panelist Q/A session (12 panelists from 8 different states)

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Summit Speakers & Topics
The Opportunities for MIH in Today's Healthcare Landscape
Frank L. Ulibarri
A thorough and insightful review of today's challenges and issues in the U.S. healthcare landscape and the significant opportunity that MIH has in addressing what ails the system.
Paradigm Shift: Transitioning MIH from a Specialty Program to Core Operating Model                                      Hon. Larry Morrisey, Esq
By their very nature, MIH programs disrupt traditional healthcare delivery models, challenging the financial, organizational, and cultural bases upon which they are built. Consequently, MIH programs may face considerable resistance. Without significant support from policy leaders and elected leaders, MIH and community paramedicine programs risk being relegated to niche programs that fail to deliver on their potential.
While proactive health interventions through MIH providers are delivering positive health impacts and financial savings across the nation, the volume of care channeled through MIH programs today represents a small fraction of all care provided in our nation. This session, will discuss ways to elevate MIH and community paramedicine from niche programs to pervasive operating models.
Weighing In on MIH Accreditation Standards: An Interactive Workshop
Victoria Reinhartz, PharmD, CPh
Attendees will participate in a guided review of the First Edition Accreditation Standards for Mobile Integrated Healthcare Programs in development by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems. MIH Professionals will have the opportunity to provide personalized and individual feedback on standards, including measures which should be added or modified. This is an opportunity to play an active role in setting the bar for quality and operational proficiency within the MIH and Community Paramedicine industry. *Electronic device with internet capability strongly advised for all participants of this workshop**
Henry Ford's Road to Building a Mobile Integrated Health Service
Thomas (Thom) Derkowski, M.S.H.A., B.Sc., A.C.H.E., EMS - I/C, CCEMT-P
Executive Director - Mobile Integrated Health, Henry Ford Health System
Henry Ford Health System created a new care-delivery model to provide acute care services in patients’ homes. The program was designed, implemented in response to an urgent need to increase hospital and emergency department capacity
during the initial COVID 19 surge in Detroit. This presentation will promote learning and discussion of the development of the system, eligibility, intervention, processes, and evaluation.
The Impact on Community Health through EMS Community Medicine Programs                    Dana Cardenas, RN, Tempe Fire Medical Rescue
A Community Medicine Program that connects human services and healthcare to provide care coordination and reduce health disparities by identifying and addressing the root causes of frequent non-emergent callers through strong community partnerships. How can we have a program which allows for our EMS crews to attend more urgent 911 calls with better response times, while improving care and more effectively addressing the needs of at-risk patients, reduce emergency room visits, rehospitalizations, and cost burden for the patient, municipalities, and health care system.
Controlled Substances Considerations for MIH Programs
Joe Santiago MBA, MS, RN, CEN, CFRN, EMT-P, CHC, CMTE
Opioid Use Disorder, DEA Compliance, and related considerations for MIH team leadership. As mobile integrated health becomes both more accepted and more prevalent across the United States, there are increased numbers of MIH providers working in and among EMS systems. Chronic occupational stress, unhealthy & underdeveloped coping mechanisms, and access to controlled substances create an environment akin to a perfect storm for addiction to take hold. How can MIH program leaders design, implement, and deploy prevention detection and response strategies for controlled substance diversion? Attendees will discuss DEA regulations regarding EMS, the design of recordkeeping systems, reporting requirements, investigations, and mitigation strategies.
Who Says You Can't Pick Your Patients? : Determining Inclusion Criteria for the Community Paramedic Program               Andrew R Ross MHA, NRP, CP-C
There are over 100 community paramedic programs in the US, and no two are exactly alike. This was the intention, as the program is supposed to reflect the demographic it serves. However, while each program enjoys a varying degree of success, those that have taken the time to research patient inclusion criteria tend to do better, sometimes even enjoying higher reimbursement rates. This lecture will focus on why it is important to properly select your programs inclusion criteria and well as give several examples of how to do so.
Pandemic Change- How the PHE opened doors for MIH
Christopher Kelly, Attorney- Page, Wolfberg, & Wirth
The Public Health Emergency created by Coronavirus has temporarily changed the way we look at the provision of healthcare. How many of these “temporary” changes will become permanent as we reimagine healthcare in the U.S., and how will any permanent change affect MIH programs? This session will consider these issues and look at the future of regulation, reimbursement, and compliance for MIH providers.
TANDEM365: An Integrated Model
Philip Fennema, EMT-P
TANDEM365 is an integrated care model consisting of a community paramedic program coupled with a population health management program. In this presentation we will discuss interdisciplinary care, the pitfalls, and how to avoid them. We will discuss strategies to provide value to insurance payors including non-traditional reimbursement models and the risk stratification model developed and used by
TANDEM365. We will cover the development, maintenance, and ongoing validation of risk stratification.
Utilizing Community Paramedicine to Establish a Post Overdose Response Team
Lt. Mike Campbell, EMT-P/CP, Field Training Officer, Stanly County EMS
This presentation will discuss ways in which Community Paramedics/MIH providers can be involved in and establish Post Overdose Response Teams. Presentation will go over CP capabilities, resource utilization, and necessary team members/shareholders needed to reach this patient population successfully. CP capabilities to discuss will include medical clearance, alternative destinations, tele-health/tele-psych, and Suboxone administration, and community Naloxone distribution. It will also discuss social work implementation and funding opportunities for both new and existing programs.
Making It Work, The Art of Eliminating Excuses
Andre Wise, BS, EMT-P
Finding challenges that patients face when following up with their own care. Identifying social determinants of health, eliminating any excuses the patients have in regard to following up with appointments post discharge from hospital. Identify challenges CP's face when referring patients to community resources that are found to not be fully providing what is listed in their description. CP programs being new to certain areas.
Community Integrated Paramedicine- Building a Statewide Infrastructure
Kristine Kuhl, Paramedic, I/C, BA, MA
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Div. of EMS & Trauma
This presentation is geared toward CP/MIH Leadership. It is a reflection on the process Michigan undertook from assessment to planning and implementation including language clarification, licensure vs. certification, etc. and how those decisions have impacted our process. We will show how it is possible to standardize a practice while allowing it to be scalable and flexible.
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