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Asbel Montes

Asbel Montes began his career in the ambulance industry in 1999. During his EMS career, he has directed and lead revenue cycle teams for air and ground ambulance agencies, culminating in his current position as managing partner of Solutions Group.

Throughout his career, Asbel has been a member of numerous organizations, including the Healthcare Financial Managers Association (HFMA), the American Ambulance Association (AAA), the National EMS Managers Association (NEMSMA), and the National Association of EMTs (NAEMT).

He previously served on the Board of Directors for the American Ambulance Association (AAA) and numerous committees. Notably, he chaired the AAA Payment Reform Committee helping to navigate healthcare changes and the correlation to the air and ground ambulance industry. He has also testified as an expert witness before federal and state health committees regarding ambulance reimbursement and veteran health initiatives related to emergency medicine.

In 2016, Asbel was appointed to the Ambulance Transport Alternatives Task Force for the State of Louisiana by Governor John Bel Edwards. In 2020, Asbel was named to the Air Ambulance and Patient Billing Advisory Committee by the Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation. In 2022, he was named chair of the Ground Ambulance and Patient Billing Advisory Committee tasked by Congress to provide recommendations to the Secretaries of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury on ways to protect consumers from balance billing when using ground ambulance services.

Asbel is a respected thought leader on reimbursement initiatives within the industry and is a requested speaker at numerous healthcare conferences. Asbel is a contributing author in several EMS magazines and co-authored the book, Management of Ambulance Services, as published by Prentice Hall in 2014.

Peer-reviewed, empirical data is needed to pursue alternative payment structures