HOLDEN EMR SERVICES STUDY COMMITTEE
NOVEMBER 8, 2007
4:00 PM HFD Training Room
Present: Alex Belisle, Eric Dunphy, Melissa Fasshauer, Peter Lacy, Joshua Poznanski,
Michael Rosen, Joe Sullivan
Others Present: Town Manager Brian Bullock, Fire Chief Ed Oberg (retired)
Melissa McKeon - Holden Landmark reporter
Absent: Fire Chief Jack Chandler
The meeting was opened at 4:00 PM.
Town Manager's Charge:
Town Manager Brian Bullock thanked those in attendance for volunteering to serve on this important committee. He reminded everyone to visit the Town Clerk's Office to be sworn in as an official act and also receive the information that pertains to the committee work under the guidelines of the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law.
The Manager advised the committee that the work had to be completed in a very short timeframe. In order for the coming FY2009 budget to be able to accommodate whatever recommendation that the committee might have, the Manager would like a recommendation by December 31, 2007.
The Manager also advised the committee that it needed to elect a Chair who will work closely with the Administration in scheduling meetings and securing necessary information for committee deliberation.
Motion by Joe Sullivan, seconded by Alex Belisle, it was UNANIMOUSLY VOTED TO ELECT PETER LACY AS THE CHAIR OF THE HOLDEN EMR STUDY COMMITTEE.
Joe Sullivan volunteered to create the meeting minutes for this meeting and the comittee may look for administrative support for future meetings.
The committee agreed that the timeline requested by the Manager was aggressive but every effort would be made to accomplish this. It was generally agreed that Chief Chandler has already done a considerable amount of administrative work on staffing, revenues and expenses. At the next meeting, the committee requested that the Chief be prepared to present to the committee an overview of current and possible future EMR models and to include some of the following:
3.1 Current AMR Contract:
3.1.1 History of number of calls over the past 5 years
3.1.2 An overview of other like communities
3.2 Current and projected reimbursement rates
3.2.1 To develop a revenue pro-forma so as to allow the committee to understand total potential revenues available.
3.3 Potential EMR Models and associated expenses
3.3.1 Start-up costs
126.96.36.199 Capital start-up costs for vehicles and equipment
188.8.131.52 Equipment and staff housing
3.3.2 Projected annual costs such as:
184.108.40.206 Associate indirect costs in benefits and insurance
220.127.116.11 Liability & workers' compensation costs
The next scheduled meeting of the EMR Study Committee will be Wednesday, 11/14, at 4:00 PM in the HFD Training Room.
Motion by Joe Sullivan, seconded by Mike Rosen, it was UNANIMOUSLY VOTED TO ADJOURN AT 5:15 PM.
Approved: Motion by Eric Dunphy and seconded by Alex Belisle UNANIMOUSLY VOTED AT THE MEETING OF 11/14 TO APPROVE THESE MEETING MINUTES WITH ONE SPELLING CORRECTION.