Major Rodney L. Overman, B.S., NREMT-P
Major Overman is a 1988 graduate of Western Carolina University with a B.S.
in Emergency Medical Care. He is a candidate for a Masters in Health
Services Administration from Saint Joseph's College in Windham, Maine and
completed EMS Management courses at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD.
Major Overman came to Forsyth County Emergency Services in May of 1998 after serving for five (5)
years as a Regional Coordinator with the North Carolina Office of
EMS. He has 28 years experience in Emergency Services, working as a
Paramedic, Flight Paramedic, Firefighter, EMS Instructor and EMS Planner.
He served as the FCES Administrative Officer until his promotion to Compliance
Officer in October 2001.
Compliance Officer, Major Overman is responsible for the development,
maintenance and enforcement of the FCES Compliance Plan, ensuring that FCES
maintains compliance with all Medicare/Medicaid, OSHA, HIPAA and other
regulations and requirements. Major Overman oversees the activities of the
EMS Training Section, EMS Billing Section, the EMS Quality Management Coordinator and the EMS
Equipment Officer. Major
Overman also serves
as the Database Administrator/System Manager for an electronic Patient Care Reporting (PCR)
system with an annual record volume in excess of 34,000,
performing all system data analysis and reporting for the Department, County
Managerís Office, Finance Department and Medical Director.
Data collected in the PCR system is processed and exported to the EMS
Billing Section for billing purposes.
Major Overman is also the webmaster for www.fcems.com.
In addition, Major Overman develops/manages the Departmental Budget, takes
an active role in the Departmentís chain-of-command, planning and operation,
development of Standard Operating Guidelines and performance of internal investigations.
Major Overman is responsible for overseeing/regulating the private providers
that are franchised to operate in Forsyth County. The Compliance Officer assumes responsibility for the
EMS Division in
the absence of the Director and Operations Officer.
Major Overman has taken an active role in the development of the Region I
Preceptor Program and other specialized training programs including new courses
entitled "Documentation: Like You've Never Seen It Before" and "HIPAA:
The Good, The Bad, and The Downright Ugly." He has
lectured at statewide conferences and taught numerous courses across NC.
He currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the Western Carolina
University Emergency Medical Care B.S. degree program, a member of the Forsyth
County Child Fatality Prevention Team and a member of the Forsyth County Safe
Communities Coalition. He is married and has two children.