Benefits of Membership

EDPMA is Your Voice in the Emergency Department Community

EDPMA is a national trade association representing the practice groups, billing and coding companies, and others behind the quality care delivered every day in emergency departments across the country. EDPMA members serve over half of the 146 million patients who visit emergency rooms in the U.S. each year. Join EDPMA today and you will receive the following important benefits:

Successful Advocacy – EDPMA is your voice before Congress, CMS, State-level decision makers, and private payers on Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement, Quality Reporting, Documentation Requirements, Provider Enrollment, and more.

Keeping You Informed – With Federal and State Governments busily implementing the Affordable Care Act and the private sector finding creative ways to take the lead, EDPMA keeps you up to date with:

 

 

  • Regular Email Alerts ensuring that you hear about key legislative and regulatory actions, court decisions, and guidance
  • A monthly EDPMA Advocacy Newsletter summarizing EDPMA’s advocacy efforts and CMS, Congressional, and state-level activity
  • A monthly EDPMA Membership Newsletter informing you about member activity, educational opportunities, work with coalition partners, and more
  • Monthly Committee Meetings providing a productive atmosphere for developing strategies for solving problems facing the industry,
  • Updates to the EDPMA website where you can access the information when it is convenient for you.

Cutting-Edge Educational Opportunities – EDPMA gives you:

  • Solutions Summit: EDPMA’s premier annual conference
  • Webinars: where you can learn best practices from leaders in emergency medicine
  • Toolboxes: where you learn from those who already faced your issues
  • Workshops: deep dives into specialized topics
  • Roundtables: informal discussions on today’s issues

Unique Opportunities to Network and Become an Industry Leader – EDPMA members regularly work together at committee meetings and conference calls, on state-level task forces, and when working with our many coalition partners.  Industry leaders work alongside newcomers, new leaders shine, and everyone’s contribution is greatly appreciated.

Download our membership brochure here.

For information about membership dues pricing and for other EDPMA membership questions including our Membership Guidelines, please contact Joanne Tanner, Membership, Sponsorship & Exhibits Coordinator, at jtanner@edpma.org or 301-351-8722.

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Andrea Brault, MD, MMM, FACEP
President and Chief Executive Officer, Brault

Andrea Brault

As an EDPMA organization, our employees are able to participate in committees that provide them contacts and make their jobs easier. Brault is able to reach out to EDPMA members across the nation and gather critical information within hours of new announcements by payers or noticing new payer behavior. Our providers meet similar groups at Solutions Summit and take away best practice. This is the Organization to belong to.

Don H Powell, DO, FACEP
President- Medical Management Specialists, Executive Committee - Emergency Care Specialists

Don Powell, DO, FACEP

In an ever-changing payor and reimbursement world, EDPMA has been an invaluable resource for our group. From lobbying for balanced billing, to out-of-network payment standards, to bad payor behaviors such as non- emergent diagnosis denials, EDPMA continues to be the preeminent organization in protecting emergency medicine reimbursement.

David Ernst, MD, FACEP
President, EPOWERdoc, Inc.

David Ernst

We joined EDPMA as an organization after several years of considering the potential benefits. After doing so, it became immediately apparent that we should have done so years ago. The education, networking, and participation benefits have economically far exceeded our membership expense. We have been given the opportunity to actually influence policy that protects and benefits EM as a whole and helps secure our position in the marketplace.

Ed Gaines, JD, CPP
Chief Compliance Officer, Zotec Partners

Ed Gaines

EDPMA along with its coalition partners has been successful in defeating out of network (OON) balance billing prohibitions in numerous states. This likely avoided significant reductions in commercial payor revenue in these states. EDPMA also helped lead the development of a solution to the OON conundrum that removes the patient from the reimbursement disputes with health plans and provides fair coverage for emergency services.

William Freudenthal MD, FACEP
President, St Vincent Emergency Physicians

William Freudenthal

Our physician group was able to establish business relationships which returned more than five times our investment in membership.

Bing Pao, MD
Director of Provider Relations, Vituity

Bing Pao

As a result of EDPMA’s advocacy efforts reversing the Medicaid down coding policy in Kansas, Vituity expects to recover over $130,000. The policy change also avoids future losses that would have occurred if the policy was not rescinded. EDPMA membership is worth several times the amount Vituity has paid in dues.

Andrea Halpern-Bryan
Chief Operating Officer, CIPROMS Medical Billing

Andrea Halpern-Bryan

It is impressive to see EDPMA members banding together to address issues that plague the business of emergency medicine. Members put aside their competitive nature and work cohesively regardless of the size of their organization. Recently, our billing company had an issue with a large national insurance payer over an egregious audit for one of our emergency physician clients. We were able to participate in the calls with the EDPMA State Regulatory and Insurance Committee and found we were not alone with the issue and that many members were facing the same problem with the payer. The members all shared best practices and their appeal results. This information was helpful when lodging complaints with the insurance commissioner in our State. More importantly, we successfully overturned 100% of the audit findings in our appeal! We are one of the newest members to the EDPMA organization; however, it took very little time to become acquainted with other members and benefit from all EDPMA offers. Everyone I met at the Solutions Summit conference was genuinely interested in me and my role within my company. It was easy to develop friendships and networking contacts. As a result, I am able to perform and provide better results for my emergency physician clients and our company.

Randy Pilgrim, MD, FACEP
Chief Medical Officer, SCP Health

Randy Pilgrim, MD, FACEP

EDPMA is an extremely nimble and responsive organization.  We utilize significant decision makers in each member organization, and routinely mobilize effective, large scale responses to burning issues and emerging concerns that affect emergency medicine care.