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Doug Wolfberg is an attorney and founding partner of Page, Wolfberg & Wirth, a national EMS industry law firm which represents private, public and non-profit EMS organizations, as well as billing companies, software manufacturers and others that serve the nation’s ambulance industry.

Doug has been involved in EMS for nearly 35 years, becoming an EMT at age 16—and his entire professional life since then has been dedicated to EMS. He was also an EMS instructor, served a county EMS director and an EMS administrator at the statewide and Federal levels, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He has been a featured presenter at EMS conferences nationwide.

Doug’s work as an ambulance industry attorney and consultant focuses primarily on reimbursement, compliance, coding, business counseling and transactions, contracts and other areas of the firm's practice. Doug is a Certified Ambulance Coder (CAC) and a founder of the National Academy of Ambulance Coding (NAAC). As an attorney, he is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court as well as numerous other Federal and state courts.

A prolific EMS writer, Doug has authored many articles, columns and books. He serves as a member of the Journal of Emergency Medical Services Editorial Board and for more than10 years has been a regular columnist in the EMS Insider. Doug also served as a Commissioner of the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS).

Doug is a graduate of Penn State University and Widener University School of Law, where he received his law degree with high honors, graduating magna cum laude. He holds academic appointments as faculty at the Widener University School of Law and the University of Pittsburgh, and actively teaches both law students and undergraduate degree students at those institutions.

When not working as an attorney, consultant or educator, Doug is an avid bicyclist and lifelong musician, and plays guitar in a Harrisburg, Pa., area rock band called “That’s What She Said.”

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