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.

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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August 2022 Advocacy Newsletter
  • Labor, HHS, and Treasury Release Surprise Billing “Final Rules”: 3 Key Takeaways
  • CMS Releases New No Surprises Act Resources
  • Join Us For Federal Lobby Day
  • July CCIIO Webinar Additional Questions
  • In Wake of Release of CY 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, EDPMA Advocates to Avoid Slated Medicare Payment Cuts
  • State-Level Update on Out-of-Network Reimbursement
  • Reconciliation Package Signed into Law
  • HHS Announces Recent Efforts to Advance Health Equity
  • COVID-19 PHE Expected to Be Extended into Jan. 2023
  • HHS Issues Proposed Rule Addressing Nondiscrimination in Health Programs, Activities
  • 2022 APM Incentive Payment Details Available
  • 2021 MIPS Final Scores and 2023 Payment Adjustment Information Now Available
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July 2022 Advocacy Newsletter
  • CMS Releases CY 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
  • Update on QPA Survey
  • CMS Releases CY 2023 Hospital Outpatient Payment & Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) Proposed Rule
  • State-Level Update on Out-of-Network Reimbursement
  • ICYMI: Notes From The Recent Federal IDR Webinar
  • CMS Releases Ten Year Framework for Health Equity
  • Reminder: PRF Reporting Period 3 Portal Opened
  • Administration Acts to Expand Access to Substance Use Disorder Treatments
  • HHS Extends PHE Declaration
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June 2022 Advocacy Newsletter
  • EDPMA Continues No Surprises Act Advocacy; New Rules Under Review by OMB
  • HRSA Provider Relief Fund Period 3 Spending and Reporting Deadlines Near
  • State-Level Update on Out-of-Network Reimbursement
  • CMS Releases 2019 QPP Public Use File
  • 2021 MIPS Final Score Preview Period
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