Mobile Integrated Health/Community Paramedic: The Changing Landscape

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Please join us for this free live webinar to learn what’s happening in the world of MIH/CP nationally, in California, and in Los Angeles, by these three nationally known, dynamic speakers:

•  Matt Zavadsky, Chief Transformation Officer, MedStar Mobile Healthcare, Texas

•  Kevin Mackey, MD, FAEMS, Medical Director, Sacramento Fire Department and the Sacramento Airport Fire Department

•  Clayton Kazan, MD, FACEP, FAEMS, Medical Director, Los Angeles County Fire Department

This session will be moderated by Dr. Baxter Larmon, Founding Director Emeritus of the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. 

Over six decades, paramedics have evolved from ambulance drivers to sophisticated providers of intensive emergency health care. The time has come for these highly productive sources of care in the field to be more fully integrated into California’s overall health care and public health spheres. The result will be higher quality care and improved community health at reduced cost to taxpayers and payers. Community paramedicine (CP), also known as Mobile Integrated Health (MIH) is a locally designed, community-based, collaborative model of care that leverages the skills of paramedics and emergency medical services (EMS) systems to take advantage of collaborations between EMS and other health care and social service providers.

Earlier this year, the California legislature enacted the Community Paramedicine and Triage to Alternate Destination Act (AB 1544) to authorize local EMS agencies to develop community paramedicine and alternative transport destination efforts.

Come join us for a dynamic learning session on this important topic!

Three hours of CE provided by the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care, approved California EMS continuing education provider number 19-0307.

Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, NREMT

Matt is the Chief Transformation Officer for MedStar Mobile Healthcare in Fort Worth, TX.  He has helped guide the implementation and financial sustainability of numerous innovative programs with healthcare partners that have transformed MedStar fully as a Mobile Integrated Healthcare provider. Most recently, he has led the negotiations with multiple third-party payers to change the basic economic model for EMS to better align patient, provider and payer focus on patient centered care as opposed to simply payment for ambulance transport.  He has helped the development and implementation of the CMS/CMMI model, with the Treatment in Place (TIP) intervention using a telehealth provider.
Matt is also the Immediate Past President of the National Association of EMTs and chairs their EMS Economics Committee. He is the co-author of the book “Mobile Integrated Healthcare – Approach to Implementation” published by Jones & Bartlett Publishing.  He has a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration, with a Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Data Management.

Kevin Mackey, MD, FAEMS

Kevin Mackey MD, FAEMS is a double boarded in EMS and Emergency Medicine.  He completed medical school at St. Louis University, went on to complete his emergency medicine residency at the University of Pittsburgh before joining Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento in 2004 as a full time emergency physician. Dr. Mackey served for 10 years as the EMS medical director for Mountain Valley EMS Agency, a multi-county EMS authority located in central California before he expanded his role in EMS where he currently serves as the fire service medical director for the Sacramento Fire Department and the Sacramento Airport Fire Department.  He is the Associate Fellowship Director for the UC Davis EMS Fellowship.  In addition, he is the medical team manager for FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 7 out of Sacramento.  Dr. Mackey’s leadership in EMS also involves positions in state and national organizations on the board of directors for the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP), the National Registry of EMTs and the Emergency Medical Directors Association of California.  Dr. Mackey is an accomplished lecturer having delivered EMS focused topics at local, national and international meetings.  

Clayton Kazan, MD, FACEP, FAEMS

Dr. Kazan has held countless positions in EMS since becoming an EMT while an undergraduate student at UCLA in 1994. Across more than 28 years in EMS, he has held positions ranging from EMT to skills instructor to dispatcher to emergency physician to medical directorships in both emergency medicine and EMS. In his current position as Medical Director of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, he has launched countless innovative and nationally recognized initiatives that are transforming the practice of EMS.

Baxter Larmon, PhD, MICP

Dr. Larmon is founder and the Director Emeritus of the Center for Prehospital Care. He is also a Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine, and is the founder of the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care Prehospital Care Research Forum. Dr. Larmon is a nationally renowned EMS expert and presents at many national and international conferences yearly. In addition, he serves on the editorial board of several nationally recognized EMS publications.