Sept 17-18 East Peoria, IL


Exciting speakers, Networking opportunities, Nightlife & Entertainment

Welcome to the 2019 ISAA Annual Conference

One of the largest EMS gatherings in the state of Illinois!

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Dear fellow EMS professional,

On behalf of the Illinois State Ambulance Association (ISAA) Board of Directors, I invite you to attend the 2019 ISAA Annual Conference.

The Annual Conference will take place on Tuesday, September 17th and Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 at the Par-A-Dice Hotel & Casino in East Peoria, Illinois. The Conference will begin at 1pm on Tuesday and conclude at 1:15pm on Wednesday.

As in years past, the 2019 Conference agenda was developed considering feedback from previous Conference participants. The Conference will provide the opportunity to earn four hours thirty minutes (4.5 hours) of National Academy of Ambulance Compliance (NAAC) continuing education hours.

The administrative track will provide the latest updates and trends in billing, reimbursement and human resources, specific to Illinois ambulance companies. Featured speakers include Asbel Montes, Leonard Sachs, Brian Werfel, Esq., and Kim Godden.

The Annual Conference was developed to provide you the opportunity to connect with peers and gain valuable information regarding current issues impacting the Illinois ambulance industry. The Conference program was developed to offer valuable learning opportunities which can be put to use in the daily operation of your ambulance service.

We look forward to seeing you in September,
- 2019 ISAA Annual Conference Planning Team

Welcome Sponsors

Exciting sponsorship opportunities await.

For information on sponsorship opportunities please contact:

Kyle Gehling
(309) 494-6222
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We have great exhibitor space available to showcase your business at this year's conference.

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For more information on exhibitor opportunities please contact:

Kyle Gehling
(309) 494-6222


Meet the Lineup

Brian Werfel

Brian Werfel, Esq.

Brian S. Werfel, Esq. is a partner in Werfel & Werfel, PLLC, a New York based law firm specializing in Medicare issues related to the ambulance industry. Brian is a Medicare Consultant to the American Ambulance Association and has authored numerous articles on Medicare reimbursement, most recently on issues such as the beneficiary signature requirement, repeat admissions, and interrupted stays. Brian is co-author of the AAA’s Medicare Reference Manual for Ambulance, as well as the author of the AAA’s HIPPA Reference Manual.

Kim Godden

Kim Godden
V.P. of Legal and Government Relations

Kim Godden is the V.P. of Legal and Government Relations for Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service, based in Elmhurst, IL. Ms. Godden joined Superior in 2007. In addition to overseeing government relations and regulatory compliance matters for Superior, she oversees the legal department which manages litigation, contracts, real estate, and employment matters. Kim is a board member of the American Ambulance Association, the Illinois State Ambulance Association and the Indiana EMS Association.

Asbel Montes

Asbel Montes
V.P. of Reimbursement & Governmental Affairs

Asbel Montes is the V.P. of Reimbursement & Governmental Affairs for Acadian Ambulance Service. He began his employment with Acadian in May 2009. He oversees Acadian’s revenue cycle management, contract management, business office process improvement, and governmental relations for state and federal reimbursement policy initiatives. Asbel has been a member of the American Ambulance Association (AAA) for eight years and has served on its board of directors; he is currently co-chair of the Payment Reform Steering Committee.

Leonard Sachs

Leonard Sachs

Since graduating from law school in 1989, Mr. Sachs has practiced labor and employment law exclusively for management clients ranging in size from small community hospitals to Fortune 500 corporations. On the employment law side, Mr. Sachs defends employers in state and federal court proceedings across the country, as well as in administrative matters before the United States Departments of Labor, various state and local Human Rights Commissions, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.


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