Who We Are
The Emergency Department Practice Management Association (EDPMA) is one of the nation’s largest trade associations supporting the delivery of emergency medical care to all Americans. Together, EDPMA’s members deliver (or directly support) health care for over half of the 136.3 million patients who visit U.S. emergency departments each year. Our members include physician groups, billing and coding companies, and others who support health care provided in the Emergency Department and work collectively to deliver services often unmet elsewhere. We provide advocacy and educational resources to Emergency Department physician groups and their practice partners.
Latest Advocacy Activities
On July 1, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a rule updating the Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) for 2016. The proposed rule is available here.
On June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court upheld the Federal Government’s authority to subsidize health insurance for those purchasing insurance on the federal exchange. Opinion available here.
On June 16, 2015, EDPMA filed a comment letter with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on its proposed 2016 update to the Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS).
On June 12, 2015, EDPMA sent a letter to Congress endorsing the "Health Care Safety Net Enhancement Act of 2015."
On June 12, 2015, EDPMA sent a letter to Congress endorsing the Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2015.
On April 16, 2015, the President signed into law a bill permanently repealing and replacing the Medicare SGR reimbursement formula (MACRA). A link to EDPMA’s News Alert is attached.