Advocacy Newsletter

The emergency medicine landscape continuously shifts. That’s why EDPMA advocates for emergency department physician groups and partners to enhance quality patient care through operational excellence & financial stability.

EDPMA members receive a monthly newsletter that not only highlights new legislation and rules, but synthesizes them in digestible content.

February 2023 Advocacy Newsletter

  • No Surprises Act IDR Payment Determinations in Limbo in Wake of Court Ruling; EDPMA Advocacy Continues
  • Federal COVID-19 Emergency Declarations to Expire May 11th
  • State Advocacy Updates
  • CMS Releases New Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) Guidance
  • Health Equity Spotlight: CMS Announces Two-Day Inaugural Health Equity Conference in June
  • REMINDER: MIPS Exception for COVID-19 Extended
  • REMINDER: PRF Reporting Period 4 Opened Jan. 1st, Closes March 31st
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January 2023 Advocacy Newsletter

  • EDPMA and ACEP Press Administration on IDR Changes
  • EDPMA Urges Congress to Begin Work on Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
  • COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Renewed Through April
  • State Advocacy Updates
  • Congress Eliminates the “X-Waiver”
  • PRF Reporting Period 4 Opened Jan. 1
  • No Surprises Act Implementation Update: 2023 QPA Inflationary Update in Effect as of January 1, 2023
  • MedPAC Recommends Medicare Physician Payment Update; Analyzes Trends in Telehealth Utilization
  • Health Equity Spotlight: CMS Announces 200 New Residency Slots to Service Underserved Communities
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December 2022 Advocacy Newsletter

  • Omnibus Bill Partially Addresses Medicare Payment Cuts
  • Updates Released on No Surprises Act Federal IDR Process
  • TMA II Lawsuit Update
  • Upcoming Webinar: EDPMA Federal Update: Looking Back on 2022 and Looking Forward to 2023
  • State Level Updates
  • EDPMA Provides Feedback on National Provider Directory Concept
  • EDPMA Submits Pre-Rulemaking Comments on Emergency Medicine Cost Measure
  • MedPAC Considers Making Recommendation to Increase Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Payments
  • Health Equity Spotlight: 2022 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report
  • PRF Reporting Period 4 Opens January 1
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November 2022 Advocacy Newsletter

  • EDPMA Hosts Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill; Focuses on No Surprises Act Implementation, Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, and Telemedicine
  • EDPMA 2022 Midterm Elections Update
  • Save the Date: EDPMA Federal Update: Looking Back on 2022 and Looking Forward to 2023
  • CMS Releases 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Rates & Policies
  • CMS Finalizes Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) Rules For January 1st Implementation
  • State Level Updates
  • NSA Update: CCIIO Issues New Guidance and Platform Updates for IDR Initiation
  • COVID-19 PHE Expected to Be Extended into April 2023
  • MedPAC Discusses Possible Recommendation for Separate E/M Fee Schedule
  • CMS Outlines Efforts to Improve Data to Advance Health Equity
  • PRF Reporting Period 4 Opens Jan. 1st
  • 2021 MIPS Public Reporting Preview Period Now Open Through Dec. 20
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October 2022 Advocacy Newsletter

  • EDPMA Fights Looming Cuts in the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule; Urges Long-Term Reforms to Stabilize Medicare Payment
  • Upcoming CMS Webinar November 1: No Surprises Act (NSA) Federal Independent Dispute Resolution (IDR) Process Live Demonstration of NEW Notice of Offer Form for Disputing Parties
  • CMS Holds Webinar on Updates to Federal IDR Process; Announces Ability to Upload Supporting Documentation
  • EDPMA Files Amicus Brief in TMA et al v. HHS et al
  • New State No Surprises Act Fact Sheets are Now Available
  • State-Level Update on Out-of-Network Reimbursement
  • MedPAC Discusses Potential Recommendations for Supporting Safety Net Providers
  • House Passes Bill to Improve Trauma and Emergency Care
  • Health Equity Spotlight: HHS Announces Actions to Improve Language Access
  • PRF Reporting Period 4 Opens Jan. 1st
  • CMS Seeks Input on Creating a National Healthcare Provider Directory
  • COVID PHE Extended Into 2023
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September 2022 Advocacy Newsletter
  • Bera, Bucshon Introduce Bill to Protect Physicians from Medicare Pay Cuts
  • EDPMA Responds to CY 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule
  • EDPMA Submits Two Comment Letters Addressing New Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) Proposed Policies
  • Join Us For Federal Lobby Day
  • Stakeholders Continue to Evaluate Next Steps After Release of No Surprises Act Final Rule
  • State-Level Update on Out-of-Network Reimbursement
  • Departments Release RFI on No Surprises Act Requirements for Plan Provision of Advanced EOBs for Scheduled Care
  • EDPMA Calls for Extension of Telehealth Flexibilities
  • Energy and Commerce Advances Bill to Improve Trauma and Emergency Care
  • Legislation Spotlight: The Health Equity and Accountability Act (H.R. 7585/S. 4486)
  • Reminder: PRF Reporting Period 3 Closes Sept. 30th
  • Reminder: Submit 2021 MIPS Targeted Reviews by October 21
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