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 April 14, 2015, The U.S. Senate approved legislation that permanently repeals and replaces the Sustainable Grown Rate (SGR) formula for Medicare physician reimbursement. A link to EDPMA’s News Alert is attached.
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.