Who We Are
The Emergency Department Practice Management Association (EDPMA) is the national trade association representing Emergency Department Physician Groups, Billing and Coding Companies, and Supporting Organizations devoted to the provision of high quality care in the nation's Emergency Departments. EDPMA members deliver (or directly support) health care for about half of the 130 million patient visits to U.S. emergency departments each year. EDPMA is one of the nation's largest trade associations focused exclusively on the delivery of emergency medical professional services. Our Mission is to advocate for Emergency Department physician groups and their partners to enhance quality patient care through operational excellence and financial stability.
Latest Advocacy Activities
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.
On July 15, 2014, the Government Accounting Office (GAO) released a report to Congressional Committees on Medicaid Payment Comparisons of Selected Services under Fee-for-Service, Managed Care, and Private Insurance.
On July 3, 2014, CMS issued a proposed rule updating payment policies and rates for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) for CY 2015.
On July 3, 2014, CMS issued a proposed rule updating the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) for CY 2015.
On June 30, 2014, EDPMA and ACOEP submitted joint comments to CMS regarding its proposed rule on the 2015 Update to the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS). The focus of the comments is reimbursement for short stays.