Allison J. Bloom, Esq., FACPE, EMT, EMS-I

allison.bloom@abloomlaw.com

Allison J. Bloom is an attorney in private law practice in the field of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Law. Her practice is focused on providing risk management and legal services to EMS and Fire agencies and small- to mid-sized healthcare related businesses, concentrated around legal and regulatory compliance, ethics, Records and Information Management (RIM) compliance and Information Governance (IG), electronic discovery, technology, and corporate and business law. She has also worked as a products liability defense attorney in the pharmaceutical industry.

Throughout her law career, Allison has represented numerous EMS and Fire agencies, is a nationally-recognized author of articles on legal liability, compliance and risk management topics, and lectures frequently on healthcare, business governance and compliance topics at local, state and national conferences. She has been a contributing writer for Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS), and EMS Insider, and currently serves as a member of the EMS Today Program Advisory Committee. 

Allison has been certified as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for over 30 years, having worked in both commercial and volunteer settings. She is a former President/Chief of Service, Director of Training and Director of Personnel of a volunteer EMS agency, and worked for a commercial ambulance service as both a field provider and in the communications center. At various times throughout her EMS career, she has also held advanced-level EMT certifications. Allison is currently certified as an EMT and an Emergency Medical Services-Instructor in the State of Connecticut, and is a Fellow in the American College of Paramedic Executives (FACPE).

She is a member of the National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA) Board of Directors, and is also the CEO & Founding Partner of The Bloominghill Group, LLC, a healthcare consulting company focused on Population Health and Mobile Integrated Healthcare Practice programs.

Allison is a graduate of Fairfield University and Quinnipiac University School of Law, and is admitted to practice law in Connecticut, the District of Columbia, the United States District Court (Conn.), and before the United States Supreme Court.



Notable Career Achievements

  • Counsel of Record on Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the United States Supreme Court, Martin v. Connecticut
  • Distinguished Service in Emergency Medical Services Award (Connecticut, 2010)
  • Fellow, American College of Paramedic Executives   

Bars & Courts

  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Federal District Court (Conn.)
  • United States Supreme Court          


Education

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D.
  • Fairfield University, B.A.

 
Faculty Appointments

  • Instructor, Public Safety Institute, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
  • Lecturer, Greenwich Emergency Medical Services, Greenwich, CT
  • EMS Instructor, Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT
  • Adjunct Faculty, Central Connecticut State University, Institute of Technology and Business Development, New Britain, CT (2001-2003)


Conference and Invited Lecture Highlights

  • EMS Today, Salt Lake City, UT (2017)
  • EMS World Expo, New Orleans, LA (2016)
  • Pinnacle, San Antonio, TX (2016)
  • Maryland Fire Rescue Institute EMS Symposium, College Park, MD (2015)
  • Center for Patient Safety, St. Louis, MO (2015)
  • EM Today, Greensboro, NC (2015-2016) 
  • EMS Today, Baltimore, MD (2015-2016)
  • Virginia EMS Symposium, Norfolk, VA (2014, 2016)
  • 34th Annual National Symposium of Healthcare Executives, Sandestin, FL (2014)
  • EMS Today, Washington, DC (2014)
  • Ohio EMS Chiefs Association (2013) (Keynote) 
  • Pinnacle, Jacksonville, FL (2013) 
  • EMS Today, Washington, DC (2013)
  • Vermont EMS Conference, Burlington, VT (2012) (Keynote)
  • Pinnacle, Colorado Springs, CO (2012)
  • CareFlite Emergency Care Update, Arlington, TX (2012) (Keynote)
  • EMS Today, Baltimore, MD (2012)
  • AHIMA Legal EHR Summit, Chicago, IL (2011)
  • Connecticut Emergency Medical Services Conference (1996-2003; 2007-2014)


Recent Articles and Publications

  • Use and Ethics of Cameras in Ambulances, Paramedic Chief, June 2015 (Part 2 of 2-part series)
  • Cameras in Ambulances, Paramedic Chief, June 2015 (Part 1 of 2-part series)
  • The Use of Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs) as a Risk Management and Compliance Tool, EMS Insider, February 2015
  • ACO Contracting: Asking the Right Questions, EMS Insider, October 2013.
  • Tips for Initiating a Connection with ACOs, EMS Insider, June 2013    
  • The Brave New World of ACO Contracting, EMS Insider, February 2013
  • The Changing Face of Medical Reimbursement: A difficult road ahead for EMS?, EMS Insider, December 2012
  • The Changing Face of Medical Reimbursement: Where does EMS fit in Accountable Care Organizations?, EMS Insider, October 2012
  • 2012 CCH Master Medicare Guide, ¶2.2 Practical Analysis (pp. 194-196)
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