To ensure a sustainable safety net, emergency medicine physicians must be fairly compensated in a timely manner for services already delivered, especially if those services are required under the federal EMTALA law, which provides both a guaranteed network for health plans and a safety net for patients.

With our members’ help, we identify your concerns and work with legislators and regulators to resolve these issues.

Advocating on behalf of our members is a cornerstone of our organization.

Legislators must hear our collective and individual voices focused on the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective and timely care in the emergency department.

EDPMA’s Federal Policy Priorities:

No Surprises Act

Continued pressure for fair implementation and enforcement
Health plan compliance
Regulatory advocacy
QPA and IDR data projects

Medicare Reimbursement

Short term: fair reimbursement
Long term: sustainable system

Eliminate third-party fees for provider reimbursement (like EFTs and Virtual Credit Cards)

AI and Medical Decision Making

Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Fixes

To strengthen our advocacy efforts, we ask you to:

  • Contact your legislator through our grassroots campaigns
  • Notify us of your legislative contacts to personalize our efforts.
  • Using our state and federal legislative and regulatory trackers, acquaint yourself with proposed policies and regulations that will impact your practice.
  • Contact your legislator.