2021 NEMSIS Annual Meeting and Boot Camp

Annual Meeting Recordings:

Day 1, August 3, 2021

Day 2, August 4, 2021

Day 3, August 5, 2021

2021 Boot Camp Materials

The links below are provided for 2021 NEMSIS Boot Camp participants to download and use during the online meeting.

The following files are editable PDFs with the presenter’s PowerPoint slides and a space for taking notes:

NEMSIS Stakeholders,

Virtual BootCamp for State Data Managers Transitioning to v3.5
July 13th, 2021
Register here: https://2021nemsis-boot-camp.eventbrite.com

2021 NEMSIS v3 Implementation Meeting
August 3rd – 5th, 2021
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-nemsis-v3-annual-implementation-meeting-registration-149759515743

Download the dates announcement flyer here:

Download the Boot Camp flyer here:


Download the Annual Meeting Flyer here:

When registration links, a list of topics, and times for the events become available, they will be posted here.

ET3 Model Data Submission Guide

The ET3 Model requires that Participants regularly submit data in addition to the Medicare claims information used as part of billing for ET3 Model interventions. NEMSIS standard electronic Patient Care Report (ePCR) data are an important and large component of ET3 Model data submissions.

NEMSIS standard ePCR data are a new quantitative data source for the ET3 Model and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) at the
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). However, the data source is very familiar to participating EMS ambulance suppliers and providers, and their supporting software vendors.

Thus, the main goal of this guide is to familiarize Participants and their supporting vendors with the submission of NEMSIS standard ePCR data into ET3 Model systems and confirmation that the ET3 Model has correctly received that data.

Download the ET3 Model Data Submission Guide from this link: https://nemsis.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/ET3-Data-Submission-Guide_01.06.2021.pdf

Access more ET3 resources from this page: https://nemsis.org/using-ems-data/cms-et3-project/


The decision to revise the National EMS Data Standard is initiated by the need to update the standard to accurately reflect changes in EMS service and care. Abundant consideration is given to the consequences a revision has on clinicians, EMS agencies, States, Territories, and EMS Software Vendors.

Significant collaboration among many different stakeholder groups is required to warrant the need for a revision, and then to ensure the practicality and usefulness of the proposed changes. The process, on average, is a four-year cycle of collaboration and balloting potential revisions including proposal collection, review, posting, and implementation of a new data standard.

Click here to find out more about the process of developing a revision to the NEMSIS Data Standard. https://nemsis.org/v3-5-0-revision/

Information includes how decisions are made including the extensive collaboration that take place to fine-tune the data standard for completeness, efficiency, and ease of use for the field clinicians.

To view a timeline of the versioning process, click here: https://nemsis.org/v3-5-0-revision/when-will-changes-take-place/

National Infectious Disease Elements/Values

In response to the 2020 COVID-19 epidemic, the NEMSIS TAC was directed to develop National Custom Elements and Values that would aid in the identification of potential COVID-19 infections and improve the characterization of the EMS response to potential infections.
A FAQ describing these Elements and Values can be found here: National Infectious Disease Elements/Values (updated 02/01/2021)

Software Recertification Required Before 2021

The end of the year is fast approaching, so please be advised that you may need to recertify your software to remain compliant on the V3.4.0 NEMSIS Standard. Our new policy requires recertification every two years and takes effect on January 1st, 2021. Keep in mind that if you serve customers in the State of California, they require annual recertification, and your recertification date maybe sooner.

You can find your certification date on the NEMSIS website Compliant Vendors page: Compliant Vendors

To avoid any delays in the certification process, please consider seeking recertification at your earliest convenience, since there will be limited appointments available in December due to the holiday season. If you are unsure of your need to recertify, please contact Laurel Baeder for verification.

2019 NEMSIS Annual Meeting

Register for the NEMSIS Annual Meeting here.
Annual Meeting registration is now closed.

The NEMSIS 2019 Annual Meeting is scheduled for August 12-13 at the Silver Baron Lodge in Park City, UT.

Local Events, Outdoor Activities and Shopping available during your stay!

View the FINAL Agenda here. Updated 8/8/2019
View EMS Data Managers Invitation Letter here.

Software Vendors Registered for the Meeting

  • Stryker
  • American Medical Response (AMR)
  • Global Medical Response
  • Emergency Reporting
  • ZOLL
  • R1 RCM
  • Beyond Lucid
  • ESO
  • ImageTrend