Archive for Past Events

The Power of State Advocacy – Presented by the EDPMA State Regulatory and Insurance Committee (SRIC) 

Are You Ready To Be A Changemaker In Your State? 

Attend The Power of State Advocacy members-only free webinar to learn how state advocacy can drive policy change.  

Members will gain insights into effective communication strategies, building strong relationships with state officials, and understanding the immediate impact policies can have at the state level.  

Presented by our State Regulatory and Insurance Committee, this program will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to become effective state advocates. 

Thursday, February 29
2pm EST 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Understand the importance of effective communication in state advocacy: 
    1. Explore different communication channels such as writing persuasive letters, making phone calls, and utilizing social media platforms. 
    2. Learn how to tailor messaging to resonate with state policymakers and constituents.
    3. Analyze successful communication strategies used in previous state advocacy campaigns.
  2. Develop relationship-building skills to enhance state advocacy efforts:
    1. Explore techniques for cultivating relationships with state officials, elected representatives, and key stakeholders.
    2. Understand the benefits of building coalitions and collaborating with other advocacy organizations.
    3. Gain insights into the art of fostering long-term relationships for sustained policy influence.
  3. Recognize the immediate impact of policies at the state level:
    1. Explore case studies that demonstrate how state policies can swiftly affect communities and individuals.
    2. Learn how state-level policy changes can set precedents and influence broader national policies. 

After this 60-minute webinar, members will be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and resources to engage in effective state advocacy. You will understand the importance of communication, relationship-building, and the immediate impacts of policies at the state level, ultimately empowering you to make a difference in their communities through advocacy efforts.

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2024 EDPMA Solutions Summit

Join us in Seattle for Solutions Summit 2024, a one-of-a-kind education and networking conference. Plus 5 meals and 2 receptions.

The 2024 Solutions Summit is the most comprehensive conference on the business of emergency medicine covering topics you care about including the No Surprises Act, reimbursement and regulatory policy, independent dispute resolution, revenue cycle management, and much more.

Why Attend Solutions Summit?

Attending the 2024 Solutions Summit has never been more essential. Last year at the 2023 Summit, we saw our largest turnout ever because attendees know that at this conference they can experience:

  • Exceptional Faculty: Gain insights from thought leaders and disrupters in the business of emergency medicine. 
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded professionals and expand your network. 
  • Cutting-edge Sessions to enhance your skills and knowledge. 
  • Innovative Exhibitors: Explore the latest products and services from top companies in the field. 
  • Exclusive Access: Be among the first to access best practices and industry trends. 

Interested in sponsorship or exhibiting? Contact Joanne at

NOTE: Registered attendees will receive a link to the official Solutions Summit room block in their confirmation email.  Since we make every effort to secure the lowest rate, we ask that you only make your hotel reservations through our special link. We strongly urge attendees NOT to use a third-party vendor to make their hotel reservations. 

2024 Solutions Summit Agenda At A Glance

April 26-30, 2024
Seattle, WA

Friday, April 26 – Pre-Conference Reception (tentative)
Saturday, April 27 – Committee Programming, Exhibitor Set-up & Welcome Reception
Sunday, April 28 – Summit Day 1
Monday, April 29 – Summit Day 2, Exhibitor Tear Down & Closing Reception
Tuesday, April 30 – Summit programming concludes at 12p; Tuesday features dynamic hard-hitting topics, so stay for the entire conference!

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2024 RCM Updates: Moving Regulations to Practice Virtual Workshop

EDPMA’s 2024 RCM Update: Moving Beyond Regulation to Practice virtual workshop will raise your expertise so you are ready for 2024 reimbursement changes and challenges.  

Through rapid fire and deep dive interactive sessions, you will learn optimal reimbursement practices to strengthen your organization and your clients’ bottom line.  

Workshop Focuses On Updates and Best Practices In:  

  • Addressing Bad Payer Behavior 
  • Coding (plus hands-on coding exercises) 
  • Documentation 
  • Medicare Physician Fee Schedule 
  • MIPS 
  • Split/Shared 
  • Telehealth

Workshop Agenda and Faculty:

  • Medicare by the Numbers: The Basic Tenets of Physician Reimbursement  (15 minutes)

Andrea Brault, MD, MMM, FACEP – President and CEO, Brault Practice Solutions

  • MIPS and MVPs: The Evolving Landscape of Medicare Reimbursement  (45 minutes)

Andrea Brault, MD, MMM, FACEP – President and CEO, Brault Practice Solutions

  • Understanding Payer Behavior: A Panel Discussion  (45 minutes)

Patrick Velliky – Vice President Government Affairs, Envision Health

Eric Swartz – Deputy General Counsel, ApolloMD

Moderator: Casey Crane, MBA, RN, BSN – Senior Vice President of Operations, Core Clinical Partners

  • Telehealth Reimbursement: What’s In, What’s Out for 2024  (30 minutes)

Juli Forde Smith – Director of Strategic Partnerships, Zoll Data Systems

  • Case Studies in Coding (45 minutes)

Jacquie Bratcher, CPC, CEDC – Senior Director of Coding, R1 RCM

Bart Robinson – Director of Coding Quality, Core Clinical Partners

Theresa Schwegmann, RHIA, CPC – Vice President of Coding Services, SCP Health

Moderator: Jason Adler, MD, FACEP, FAAEM – Vice President of Coding, LogixHealth


*There is a 10 minutes break for attendees during this workshop

Sessions will be presented at the 300 and 400 level. 

Who Should Attend?  

Leaders in: 

  • Coding 
  • Revenue Cycle Management 
  • Compliance and Audits 
  • Documentation

Thursday, January 18
1p – 4p EST 

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WebinarPLUS: Unpacking the Final Rule – MIPS + Medicare PFS

This webinar is designed to provide EDPMA members like you with insight into the latest news on Medicare reimbursement, including detailed updates on MIPS, the new Emergency Medicine MVP, and other topics covered under the Final Rule. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the experts and ask questions on how to prepare for the coming year.

November 30, 2023 – 1:00pm ET

This webinar is sponsored by Brault. Click here to register.

Webinar+ Four Key Pillars to Denial Prevention Sponsored by Waystar

Join us for an informative and engaging webinar that delves into the critical aspects of denial prevention in the modern world. Denial prevention is an essential component of safeguarding your organization’s assets, reputation, and security. In this webinar, we will explore the four key pillars that form the foundation of effective denial prevention strategies.

November 1, 2023 – 1:00pm ET

Cost: Free to EDPMA Members.

Location: Hosted on Zoom (Zoom link received upon registration)

Faculty:  Christine Fontaine, Solution Strategist, Waystar

Click here to register.

Be An RCM WYNNER Workshop

The RCM Workshop focuses on the full spectrum of regulatory and business changes of the No Surprise Act (NSA), strategy perspectives, and tactical planning for revenue cycle management. 

December 13 – 14, 2023
The Wynn Resort, Las Vegas, NV

The beautiful Wynn Resort in Las Vegas will host EDPMA’s annual RCM Workshop on December 13 and 14. And we are betting on YOU as “An RCM Wynner! This conference includes (2) half-day sessions (to minimize your time out of the office) and will equip you with the latest strategies, best practices, and tools toptimize your revenue cycle and enhance overall financial performance.  

Our first-ever Pre-Conference Session (8am – 12pm PST) will be held on the morning of December 13 before the RCM Workshop starts.  

After this pre-conference session, attendees will:  

  • Understand the impact lawsuits are having on the regulations. 
  • Understand the perspective from an IDRE CEO on how the IDR process is evolving; 
  • Learn how EDPMA’s No Surprises Act I-Tact Committee and advocacy with CMS & CCIIO informed and impacted improved health plan compliance and the IDR process in general; 
  • Ask questions to an expert panel who are responsible for filing IDRs and from an IDRE CEO.

Click here for more information. 

EDPMA Virtual Workshop: Planning for Profitable Growth

Planning for Profitable Growth 

Date: September 28, 2023
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm EST


Healthcare costs have risen over the years, and payment programs have shifted to quality and cost reduction rather than services performed or time spent.  Thus far, Emergency Medicine has yet to benefit from this movement.  Given the strain on revenue and operating margins, organizations primarily dependent on traditional fee-for-service in-person EM services must adapt their business model.

For more information click here.

EDPMA Reception at ACEP23 in Philadelphia

Join EDPMA for a reception on Tuesday, October 10 for a reception at ACEP23 in Philadelphia. We will be at Maggiano’s Little Italy across the street from the ACEP23 hotel.

Date: Tuesday, October 10
Time: 6pm – 7:30pm EST
Location: Maggiano’s Little Italy. Across the street from the ACEP23 hotel.


Thank you to our sponsor!

EDPMA Virtual Town Hall

Wednesday, June 28
1p – 2p EDT / 2p – 3p CDT

We are excited to bring the EDPMA community together for an interactive and engaging discussion on what matters most to our members.

Led by EDPMA Chair, Dr. Andrea Brault, we will update you on recent initiatives and resources, share what EDPMA is currently doing, and actively listen to your ideas and concerns that will help shape what we do next. Click here to register!

EDPMA Members-Only Virtual Lunch and Learn: Keeping Health Plans + IDREs Legit

Learn how to combat reasons for payer denial of claims in IDR with actual NSA statute language, and benefit from a curated list of what IDREs MUST do and CANNOT do to strengthen your success rate in the IDR process.

Date: Monday, May 22
Time: 1pm – 2pm EST

Audience: Physician Groups + RCM Operations Managers

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