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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 December 21, 2016, EDPMA and ACEP sent a joint letter to the Governor of Idaho opposing the Department of Insurance’s proposal to limit balance billing.  A copy of the joint ACEP and EDPMA letter is available here.

On December 1, 2016, EDPMA, ACEP, and ACEP’S Tennessee Chapter submitted joint comments to the Tennessee Work Group on Balance Billing.  This letter focused on potential surprises when obtaining emergency services.  A copy of the joint EDPMA, ACEP, and Tennessee ACEP Chapter is available here.

On December 1, 2016, EDPMA sent an Action Alert to members who practice in the state of New Jersey to weigh in on and contact the applicable Senate committee members regarding problematic Out-of-Network billing legislation before December 5th. The Senate bill under consideration would, prohibit balance billing and mandate hospital-based providers to accept the insurance that the hospital accepts even when it is a highly disadvantageous contracted reimbursement rate.  A copy of EDPMA’s Action Alert is available here.

On November 21, 2016, ACEP and EDPMA submitted joint comments to the Idaho Department of Insurance regarding a bill currently being drafted that would limit balance billing.   A copy of the joint ACEP and EDPMA comment letter is available here.

On November 1, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized its update to the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) for 2017.  CMS estimates that the rule will increase OPPS payments by 1.7 percent.  A copy of the final rule is available here.

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