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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 130 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.

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Latest Advocacy Activities

On September 19, 2014, EDPMA sent a news alert urging members to call their representative in the U.S. House of Representatives and urge him or her to cosponsor both H.R. 5353 and H.R. 5364 which extend Medicaid Parity for Primary Care for a few more years.

On September 2, 2014, EDPMA and ACOEP submitted joint comments on the Proposed 2015 Medicare Fee Schedule.
On September 2, 2014, EDPMA and ACOEP submitted joint comments on the Proposed 2015 Update to the Outpatient Prospective Payment System.

On August 26, 2014, EDPMA urged members to call their representatives in California and urged them to oppose a ban on balance billing

On August 4, 2014, CMS issued a final rule on the 2015 update to the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS). 

In July 2014, MACPAC released “Revisiting Emergency Department Use in Medicaid” which, among other things, debunks the belief that Medicaid patients disproportionally use the ED for non-emergencies.

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