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Learn About EDPMA Committees

The real work at EDPMA is done at the committee level. Committee members work together in a variety of ways including:

  • discussing the impact of the ACA, its possible repeal & Medicaid changes on ED practice groups,
  • organizing meetings with CMS officials on provider enrollment,
  • drafting letters to state policymakers on balance billing,
  • identifying speakers on ED best practices,
  • developing a toolbox to help survive an audit,
  • preparing for Medicare reimbursement under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System, and
  • building strong business relationships.
Experts work side-by-side with newcomers, new leaders shine, and everyone’s contribution is greatly appreciated.  We encourage you to reach out to the committee chairs to learn more about each committee and to find the best fit for you.  Many members report that insight shared on committee conference calls is one of the most important and unique benefits of their EDPMA membership. 

Federal Health Policy (FHPC)
This committee tackles the association’s response to proposed federal rules, regulations, bills and policies on the implementation or repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), MACRA, 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 and surprise billing, Medicaid expansion, health exchanges, Medicaid copays and more.  When appropriate, EDPMA takes action to advocate at the state level on these issues.

Provider Enrollment (PEC)

This Committee connects members and their employees who focus primarily on enrolling providers for participation in Medicare and Medicaid programs. It works with CMS and other policymakers and industry partners to improve provider enrollment processes for emergency medicine physician groups and agencies that bill for emergency medicine services.   The committee has had many successes including extending the time practices have to submit an enrollment application; allowing E-signatures for online enrollment; reducing  MAC processing times for  855 applications; implementing easy-button revalidation; and allowing bank accounts to be located in a different state  than the practice.

Quality, Coding & Documentation Committee (QCDC)
  
This committee focuses on quality, coding, and billing issues such as the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), coding and documentation, inappropriate downcoding policies proposed by private payers, avoiding and preparing for audits, developing registries for Emergency Medicine, and more. It develops toolboxes, white papers and workshops to help EDPMA members respond to various issues.
 
Conference Planning Committee (CPC)  
This committee develops the agenda for the upcoming Solutions Summit, invites Summit speakers, and oversees all aspects of the Solutions Summit. 

Membership
This committee helps ensure that EDPMA’s membership continues to grow at a healthy pace each year.  It also oversees member satisfaction and retention.
 
Education
This Committee works year-round to provide valuable education and training opportunities for EDPMA members, including the Solutions Summit, interactive webinars, and educational workshops.  The committee reviews upcoming opportunities to keep EDPMA members apprised of the issues impacting the business of emergency medicine. 

 

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