Author Archive for Madison Williams

EDPMA Support of TMA IV Law Suit

EDPMA Supports The Texas Medical Association’s Opposition To A 600% Increase In Administrative Fees For Physicians Utilizing The No Surprises Act Independent Dispute Resolution. Read more here.

 

Free Members-Only Webinar: Federal Advocacy: 2022 Recap and 2023 Advocacy Watch

Join EDPMA’s experts as we look back to 2022 advocacy milestones and explore how they may shape our issues in 2023.
2022 In Review: EDPMA’s Legislative & Regulatory Activities & Achievements
How may the 118th Congress impacts our issues?
What do we see in the 2023 federal legislative and regulatory horizons?

Thursday, January 12
2p – 3p EST

Faculty:
Andrea Brault, MD FACEP – EDPMA Federal Health Policy Committee Co-Chair
Randy Pilgrim, MD FACEP – EDPMA Federal Health Policy Committee Co-Chair
Judith Gorsuch, JD – Hart Health Strategies
Bob Jasak, JD – Hart Health Strategies

This free webinar is available only to EDPMA members.

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EDPMA Virtual Workshop: Facing Reimbursement Headwinds: Planning for Profitable Growth in 2023 and Beyond

With strong headwinds facing the traditional success model for EM, new strategies must be pursued to grow and remain profitable.  During this workshop you will learn from successful EM group leaders how they plan for and move towards a business model less reliant on fee for service brick & mortar EM revenue. We will also review the costs & key performance indicators you’ll need to monitor as you evolve your business. Last, we will explore how relationships with staff, hospital administration, payers, and your community enable you to successfully evolve.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will learn how to plan for growth through an Enterprise Risk Framework that enables data driven strategic decision that balances opportunity with risk.
  2. Participants will learn about various growth opportunities and get tips on how to prioritize and pursue them
  3. Participants will learn about the best opportunities, methods and data needed to pursue quality Pay for Performance programs that are not only good medicine but also pay off
  4. Participants will learn about how to pursue, develop and maintain relationships to enable the agility needed for change and growth.

February 2, 2023
1p – 4p EST

Member Rate: $150

Non-Member Rate: $300

The agenda can be found here.

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EDPMA Supports TMA’s Lawsuit and the Implementation of the No Surprises Act as Intended

McLean, Virginia – The Emergency Department Practice Management Association (EDPMA) fully supports the Texas Medical Association’s efforts to hold accountable the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Labor and the Department of Treasury (the Departments) to ensure fair and equitable implementation of the No Surprises Act as intended. To read the full press release click here.

Registration Closed: EDPMA Vegas Workshop – Tools for the Toolbox

Tools for the Toolbox:
Staying Ahead of the Post Pandemic RCM Curve: Final Rule, PHE, NSA, Documentation Changes, and So Much More!

December 7-8, 2022
Caesars Palace
Las Vegas, NV

The agenda can be found here.

Due to overwhelming interest, the workshop is full and registration is closed. There will be NO ONSITE registraiton.

Registration Fees:

Early Bird 9/26/22 – 11/18/22
Entire 2-Day Workshop Member: $595
Entire 2-Day Workshop Non-Member: $696
1-Day Registration Member: $297.50
1-Day Registration Non-Member: $347.50

Regular Rate 11/19/22 – 11/26/22
Entire 2-Day Workshop Member: $696
Entire 2-Day Workshop Non-Member: $795
1-Day Registration Member: $347.50
1-Day Registration Non-Member: $397.50

 

EDPMA’s annual RCM workshop is an opportunity for a deep dive into hot topics that impact the business of emergency medicine. This year topics will include: 2023 Medicare final rule, No Surprises Act updates, rural emergency hospitals, code changes and more. This workshop is designed for anyone interested in the business of emergency medicine.

 

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities include the evening reception, breakfast, breaks, exhibit tables and more! Contact joanne.tanner@edpma.org for more information, pricing and to sign up!

Attending ACEP22?

We will be there too!
Join us for an EDPMA Reception on Sunday, October 2 from 6p – 7:30p in the Sierra A Room (5th Floor) at the Marriott Marquis. Bring your colleagues and others who want to learn more about EDPMA and membership. RSVP here

We’ll also be at booth #704, stop by and say hi!

EDPMA Concerned About Health Plans’ Threats to Cut Physician Reimbursement Of Up To 50%

The Emergency Department Practice Management Association (EDPMA) is concerned about health plans’ systemic and drastic reductions in emergency medicine physician reimbursement and threats to physician group contracts under their misinterpretation of the No Surprises Act. To read the full letter click HERE.

CMS Issues CY 2023 Hospital Outpatient Payment Proposed Rule; Includes Additional Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) Provisions

This afternoon, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the calendar year (CY) 2023 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) proposed rule.  While physician payments under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule continue to be cut due to statutory budget neutrality provisions, CMS proposes to increase hospital outpatient payments by 2.7%. 

Also included in this proposed rule are several new provisions for Rural Emergency Hospitals (REHs). Congressionally-created in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, REH is the new enrollment designation for hospitals that “were CAHs [critical access hospitals] or rural hospitals with not more than 50 beds, participating in Medicare, as of the date of enactment” (December 27, 2020) and wish to convert to and enroll in Medicare as an REH. REHs must provide emergency and observation care. As you will recall, we recently announced a proposed rule directed at the Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for REHs.  The provisions included here in the CY 2023 OPPS proposed rule are directed at REH enrollment, payment, and quality reporting.  A CMS fact sheet on REHs is available here.  CMS notes that it will finalize the REH CoPs with the enrollment, payment, and quality reporting provisions later this Fall. 

For those interested in more details, CMS also issued a related press release and fact sheet  

EDPMA will continue to review all of the provisions of the rule and provide additional details.  EDPMA plans to file comments on the proposed rule by the September 13, 2022 deadline.
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