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 27, 2017, EDPMA sent a News Alert to update the status of the Senate’s latest activities to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A copy of EDPMA’s News Alert is available here.
On July 25, 2017, EDPMA sent a News Alert to inform members that the Senate voted to take up the ACA repeal bill. The Senate passed a motion to proceed to debate the health care law by a vote of 51-50, with Vice President Pence casting the tie breaking vote. A copy of EDPMA’s News Alert is available here.
On July 21, 2017, RI ACEP, ACEP, and EDPMA sent a joint letter to the Rhode island Senate President, Senator Dominick J. Ruggerio to express strong opposition to the amendment to Senate Bill 494 and to urge him to consider and pass SB 494 as originally introduced. A copy of the joint letter is available here.
On July 15, 2017, WI ACEP, ACEP, and EDPMA sent a joint letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to voice our concerns with the proposed amendment to Wisconsin’s Section 1115 Medicaid waiver application relating to emergency department use and copays. A copy of the joint letter is available here.
On July 13, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released proposed rules for the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) and proposed updates to the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS). EDPMA’s News Alert with rule links are available here.
On July 13, 2017, the Senate Republican Leadership released a new version of a healthcare bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A copy of EDPMA’s Action Alert is available here and a copy of the new legislation is available here.