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 141 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 October 16, 2017, EDPMA and ACEP/FLACEP sent a joint letter to Florida Blue Cross and Blue Shield (FBCBS) requesting a meeting to discuss a policy change (allowing for denials of certain ED claims) appears to violate state and federal law. A copy of EDPMA's letter is available here.
On September 20, 2017, EDPMA sent a letter to U.S. Senators opposing the recent proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from Senators Cassidy, Graham, Heller, and Johnson. A copy of EDPMA’s News Alert is available here.
On September 19, 2017, EDPMA submitted comments to the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) urging amendments to their draft model legislation which would ensure fair reimbursement for out-of-network emergency care and prohibit coercive contracting. A copy of EDPMA's letter is available here.
On September 15, 2017, EDPMA sent a letter to the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) raising concerns that Maine's 1115 Medicaid waiver application could undermine the Prudent Layperson (PLP) Standard and otherwise jeopardize access to emergency care. ACEP and Maine ACEP cosigned this letter. A copy of EDPMA’s News Alert is available here.
On September 11, 2017, EDPMA submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide input as (CMS) finalizes payment and other policies under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) for (CY) 2018. A copy of EDPMA’s letter is available here.
On September 11, 2017, EDPMA submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide input as (CMS) finalizes payment and other policies under the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) for calendar year (CY) 2018. A copy of EDPMA’s letter is available here.