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Learn About EDPMA Committees

EDPMA's committees offer a great opportunity to hear from experts in the business, work on common problems together, highlight your own expertise, and get to know others in the business.  Most committees have open membership where any member can join.  Committee membership should not be seen as a new responsibility you need to fit into your busy schedule.  In fact, you can skip meetings when they are inconvenient and can just listen in if you do not want to participate. So, please do not be shy. Join us!

Committee members work together in a variety of ways including:

  • Urging the federal government to provide streamlined COVID-19 relief to emergency physician groups,
  • Developing federal and state proposals addressing surprise gaps in insurance,
  • Advocating against prospective down coding,
  • Developing best practices around the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, coding issues,  Alternative Payment Models, and audit preparation,
  • Identifying speakers for conferences, workshops, and webinars, and
  • Building strong business relationships.

Experts work side-by-side with newcomers, new leaders shine, and everyone's contribution is greatly appreciated. Many members report that insight shared on committee conference calls is one of the most important and unique benefits of their EDPMA membership. We understand your schedules are busy, but we need you to join the committee if you want to know when and how to join the calls! Please email pgerard@edpma.org if you would like to be added to a committee distribution list.

Federal Health Policy (FHPC)
This committee tackles the association's response to proposed federal rules, regulations, bills and policies on surprise insurance gaps, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicare, Medicaid and other key legislative and regulatory issues occurring at the federal level. It coordinates federal advocacy efforts with other EDPMA committees and reviews, edits, and approves letters to Congress, CMS and other decision makers.

State Regulatory & Insurance (SRIC)
This committee's primary objective is to identify and develop the appropriate response to legislative and regulatory challenges at the state level, including limits on balance billing, Medicaid expansion, health exchanges, Medicaid copays and more. When appropriate, EDPMA takes action to advocate at the state level on these issues.

Practice Management (PMC)
This is EDPMA's newest committee addressing a wide variety of issues including gathering data that supports our advocacy efforts, legal compliance, provider enrollment, rural health, alternative payment models, telehealth and emerging ED technology, medical bad debt, and more.

Quality, Coding & Documentation Committee (QCDC)
This committee focuses on quality reporting under Medicare's Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), coding issues including inappropriate prospective down coding by commercial and ERISA plans, documentation issues, preparing for audits, and more.

Conference Planning Committee (CPC)
This committee develops the agenda, invites speakers, and oversees all aspects of the Solutions Summit.

Membership and Marketing
This committee helps ensure that EDPMA's membership continues to grow at a healthy pace each year. It also oversees member benefits, satisfaction and our marketing efforts.

Education
This Committee works year-round to provide valuable educational opportunities for EDPMA members, including workshops, interactive webinars, our EMRA scholarship program, and the development of a possible fellowship.

Please contact Paul Gerard at pgerard@edmpa.org today and ask him to put you on the distribution list for one or more committees. Most committees meet monthly.

 

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