Dedicated to you and your health.
The Illinois State Ambulance Association is a trade association of consisting of Illinois ambulance industry professionals with the goal of development and maintenance of high quality ambulance and medical transportation services in Illinois through education and advocacy.
Promote the development of the highest level of medical transportation achievable at a reasonable cost to the public;
Encourage cooperation among persons, organizations, entities, or authorities engaged in the provision of medical transportation or in related activities;
Encourage improvement in standards for personnel and equipment required in the provision of medical transportation;
Encourage the highest standards of ethics and conduct among the providers of medical transportation;
Offer advice and counsel to providers of medical transportation services regarding federal and state statutes and regulations and other matters related to the provision of medical transportation;
Provide information regarding medical transportation to physicians, educators, legislators, regulators, and the general public;
Encourage education of the public with regard to proper responses in medical transportation situations;
Do everything in its power to best serve the interest and welfare of Members of the Association, the public at large, and persons who have need of the services of the Members.
Because we all want better health care for our citizens, and we are stronger together.
ISAA Member Benefits
Electronic Update Service
ISAA members receive periodic electronic updates on relevant issues including, but not limited to: legislative and regulatory issues and initiatives, educational issues and initiatives, meetings and educational opportunities, activities of the Board of Directors and breaking industry news.
ISAA members receive a quarterly newsletter with articles and highlights of ISAA members, as well as a summary of the activities of the ISAA Board of Directors and active committees.
Conferences and Networking Opportunities
The ISAA currently hosts two annual gatherings:
The Annual Conference, which is traditionally held in September or October of each year, provides ISAA members with an opportunity to receive education on operations and billing issues which are specific to ground ambulance service providers in Illinois. Additionally, the conference offers an opportunity to network with various vendors of vehicles, equipment and other items and services pertinent to ground ambulance service providers, as well as to network with peers in the ground ambulance service industry. Last but not least, on the first night of the conference, the annual “EMS Party” is held which includes good food, good fellowship and good entertainment!
The Lobby Day & Legislative Summit, which is traditionally held in April or May of each year, provides ISAA members with an opportunity to become engaged in the legislative and regulatory process. This is accomplished by members visiting the State Capitol in Springfield and participating in activities, including meeting with members of the General Assembly regarding issues which impact ground ambulance providers in Illinois.
Advocacy on Statewide Legislative and Regulatory Issues
ISAA members have the opportunity to be part of the legislative and regulatory process through participation with the Government Affairs and Reimbursement Committee. Some examples of ISAA initiatives which have recently been signed into law are the stretcher van statute and the appeals process for NETSPAP providers.