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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 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.

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Latest Advocacy Activities

On March 10, 2017, EDPMA urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deny the Petition for Rulemaking and Declaratory Ruling Regarding Prior Express Consent Under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (the Petition).  A copy of EDPMA’s letter is available here.

On March 7, 2016, EDPMA filed comments with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) expressing concerns with a proposed rule that would rely more heavily on states to ensure that Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance plans offer adequate provider networks.  A copy of EDPMA’s letter is available here.

On February 27, 2017, EDPMA sent a News Alert urging members who work, reside or their companies handle ED business in George to weigh in with members of the Georgia House and urge them to OPPOSE HB 71.  A copy of EDPMA’s News alert is available here.

On February 24, 2017, EDPMA sent a letter to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), calling attention to a growing concern that Medicaid patients are being denied access to important medications at the pharmacy counter when they present with a prescription from an emergency room physician who has a pending enrollment with their state Medicaid agency or Medicaid Managed Care Organization(s) (MCOs).  A copy of the letter is available here.

On February 15, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a rule impacting insurance choices, including network adequacy rules and essential community providers. A copy of the proposed rule is available here.

On February 7, 2017, EDPMA and ACEP sent a joint letter in preparation for a hearing on balance billing legislation, in the Georgia Senate Committee on Health and Human Services.  This letter urged significant improvements to the "Surprise Billing and Consumer Protection Act" (SB 8).  A copy of the joint EDPMA and ACEP letter is available here.

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