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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.

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Latest Advocacy Activites

In July 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 payment policies and rates for 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). 

Provisions that reimburse certain qualifying providers at Medicare rates when they provide primary care to Medicaid beneficiaries are set to expire at the end of the calendar year.  Many EDPMA member groups financially benefit from these provisions.  EDPMA has joined a coalition of groups interested in extending the provisions and we sent a letter on June 10, 2014, urging extension. 

On May 9, 2014, EDPMA, ACEP, and ACOEP submitted joint comments in support of the Federal Communication Commission‘s proposal to improve technology used to locate 911 calls made from cell phones inside buildings. 

On April 17, 2014, EDPMA’s Provider Enrollment Committee submits letter urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to improve Medicare enrollment and revalidation processes.

On March 24, 2014, EDPMA filed two letters with Senate and House Committee Leadership. The first letter discusses EDPMA’s support for a permanent SGR Repeal and second letter discusses EDPMA’s support for the Extension of the 1.0 GPCI Work Floor.

On February 6, 2014, 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.  Congressional leadership included many of the changes EDPMA requested is in our 11/12/13 letter.  A description of the changes that we requested and were included are described on page 2 of the document describing EDPMA’s 2013 Advocacy Successes.

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