EDPMA is the national trade association representing Emergency Department Physician Groups, Emergency Department Billing Companies, and Supporting Organizations that make it their business to deliver quality care in the emergency department. Our mission is to advocate for emergency department physician groups and their practice partners to enhance quality patient care through operational excellence and financial stability. EDPMA is focused on advocating for beneficial policies for emergency physician groups and educating its members about emerging legislative and regulatory issues.
On February 6, 2013, the Senate Finance Committee, House Ways & Means Committee, and House Energy & Commerce Committee jointly released a one-page summary and a section-by-section summary of their agreement on the policy parameters for the permanent repeal of the Medicare Physician Reimbursement Formula (SGR). Attached is a copy of the SGR legislation. Please note these are only policy parameters and not a bill that has been passed. Many of the changes EDPMA has requested is in our 11/12/13 letter.
On December 5, 2013, Health Affairs Released a Special Issue Focused on Emergency Medicine