The mission of the Kansas EMS Association is to be a single voice for EMS professionals, ambulance services and other interested entities, and to further the continued improvement of emergency medical services throughout Kansas.

2017 KEMSA Conference & Expo - Call for Presentations

The Kansas EMS Association invites those interested in contributing to EMS in Kansas to submit proposals for presentation for the 2017 KEMSA Conference & Expo scheduled for August 10-13, 2017 at the Kansas Star Event Center in Mulvane, Kansas (just south of Wichita, KS).  Submission Deadline: September 30, 2016

Submissions must be submitted online using the online submission form. You will complete the online form, attach the required materials, and submit. Get complete details here.

Continuing Education Plan - New Concept From KS Board of EMS

From Joe House, KS Board of EMS - 9/6/16
In December last year, the Board voted to take a deeper look into continuing education to make sure that what we were requiring truly met the intent of continuing education in Kansas.  The attached document contains a continuing education plan that was presented conceptually to the Board during their August meeting.  We would like to hear your comments on the conceptual plan.  We understand that there is a significant amount of confusion surrounding the current status of continuing education (what needs to be done, when does it need to be done, how much needs to be done, etc.) and because of this confusion, we would like to move quickly toward a final solution.

Please get into a mindset of thinking outside the box (this is a completely different approach to continuing education) and take about 5-10 minutes to review the attached document – please comment on the plan (positive and/or negative) and return those comments to me (Joe House) in written format (mail or email) by September 30. We want your input!

Joseph House, Paramedic
Executive Director, Kansas Board of EMS
900 SW Jackson; Suite 1031, Topeka, KS  66612-1228
Phone: (785) 296-7296 | Email:

EMS Revenue Maximization Project

Times are challenging with budget cuts and funding issues for EMS services. That is why the Kansas EMS Association (KEMSA) has invested time and money into looking for federal funds that we can utilize to help not only a few EMS services in Kansas, but as many as possible. This is not Medicaid Expansion.  KEMSA, in collaboration with Medicaid reimbursement experts from Public Consulting Group (PCG), is conducting a feasibility study for this EMS revenue maximization initiative for Kansas’ ambulance services. 

But, we need your help! In order to determine the best approach, it is essential to obtain relevant transport and billing data from the provider community. Your support is critical, as the approach selected to most effectively solve Kansas’ unique EMS needs will depend on the accuracy and completeness of the data received from providers like you.

You can download a copy of the data request here for your convenience. Instructions on how to enter your data are included on the data request form. This is the same survey that some Kansas ambulance services have completed through a web link; but to make sure that all Kansas EMS agencies have gotten the survey we are providing it so that you can simply complete the document and email it to us at

Please note that you will need to provide data for TWO state fiscal years – 2014 & 2015. If you utilize an outside billing service many of them are aware of this survey and are prepared to assist you with completing the survey.

The deadline for submitting your data request is October 1, 2016. If you have any questions, please contact PCG at

For complete detail on this request or to learn more about this project, check out the KEMSA website page at


KEMSA is a professional membership organization and does not regulate the EMS profession in Kansas.

KEMSA is proud that we have members in all 6 regions in Kansas with members located in 90 of the 105 counties in Kansas and five other states. About 85% of the services in Kansas have a service membership with KEMSA. KEMSA has more than 100 active service memberships, which represents more than 5,000 certified EMS attendants working within Kansas EMS agencies, and more than 1,300 active individual memberships.  

Learn more about KEMSA here.

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