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
During the week of March 23 – 27, 2015, EDPMA sent Action Alerts urging members to contact their Congressional Representatives to permanently repeal and replace the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula.
On March 9, 2015, EDPMA and ACOEP sent a letter urging Congress to avoid the mandated 21% cut in Medicare reimbursement rates scheduled to take effect on April 1, 2015, by permanently repealing and replacing the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula.
On March 9, 2015, EDPMA and ACOEP sent a letter urging Congress to extend the 1.0 "work" floor for the Geographic Practice Cost Indices (GPCI) used to calculate Medicare reimbursement rates.
On March 5, 2014, EDPMA’s Provider Enrollment Committee urged the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to improve their current Medicare enrollment and revalidation processes by providing examples of issues members are experiencing.
On February 25, 2015, EDPMA received a response from CMS regarding its December 8, 2014, EDPMA and ACEP joint letter urging CMS to address the backlog in RAC audits by improving the RAC process.