Patrick Ryan, PAAW President
The Professional Ambulance Association of Wisconsin advocates for the ambulance industry and emergency medical services (EMS) in Wisconsin. The organization is only as strong as its members and leaders and their engagement in the process to maintain a healthy, sustainable EMS delivery system in Wisconsin.
PAAW is active in government relations and advocacy for its members and EMS at-large at the State Capitol in Madison and through various meetings and committee involvement. PAAW's government relations work is managed by Midwest Strategies in Madison. PAAW hosts a bi-monthly member call to provide legislative updates. Board of director meetings are scheduled every other month, to include an annual meeting once per year.
Product purchasing discounts and incentives through Savvik Buying Group typically cover the cost of 12-month member dues.
PAAW is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization.
“I’ve been impressed with work PAAW has been doing and feel Ministry Spirit needs to support their efforts with a full membership. I also like the information PAAW shares and the webcast interviews they produce. I’m happy to support their initiatives.”
To discuss your new member interests or questions, contact PAAW Executive Director Joe Covelli at 414-236-4192 or click here to email.
Ambulance Service, Fire Dept. or Group
Twelve-month dues based on the previous year's ambulance runs entered in the Wisconsin Ambulance Run Data System (WARDS).
Current Member Dues
(based on ambulance runs per year)
0 to 2,500 ($400)
2,501 to 5,000 ($750)
5,001 to 7,500 ($1,000)
7,501 to 10,000 ($1,500)
10,001 to 15,000 ($2,500)
15,001 plus ($4,000)
*Dues include PAAW paying the annual member fee to the Savvik Buying Group for PAAW member product discounts and incentives.
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Purchasing Discounts to Keep Money in Your Budget
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Aladtec Online Scheduling & Workforce Management Comes with Many Benefits - plus now a $200 discount for PAAW members!
To the ambulance administrator or person who does patient billing, the aging report is a key measure to cash flow management in running a healthy ambulance service business. Given tougher than usual economic times, ambulance companies are experiencing an increase in private pay and other circumstances with patient transport bills not getting paid, and for many, the non collection percentage continues to go up. There is a solution: Transworld Systems, Inc.
Recently signed by PAAW as the newest member benefit in group purchasing, Transworld Systems takes the nightmare out of past due collections. For flat fee of $10 per patient account, they manage a series of contacts with better than above average results. Bottom line: It might be better to contact them for $10 before reporting to your board or supervisor the need for approval to write off that $500 or $1,200 patient transport bill.