Archive for Past Events

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

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.


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.




Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities include the evening reception, breakfast, breaks, exhibit tables and more! Contact 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!

October 25 Virtual Workshop: Full Reset: Keys to a Successful Transition to the 2023 Documentation Guidelines

Virtual Workshop:
Full Reset: Keys to a Successful Transition to the 2023 Documentation Guidelines

Tuesday, October 25
1p – 4p EST


The new Documentation Guidelines represent generational change for emergency medicine and EDPMA wants you and your team to be prepared!

This workshop (complete with case studies) is geared for associate and senior coders, business managers and billing companies in a train-the-trainer format. Of course, all are welcome!

In this virtual workshop, you will:
• Understand key principles of 2023 Documentation Guidelines for Emergency Medicine
• Review best practice and approach to change management for the RCM organization
• Discuss case studies comparing old and new guidelines.


Curriculum & Faculty

Train the Trainer: Key Take Home Points for the 2023 Documentation Guidelines
Diana Tellefsen, CPC, CEDC – Brault
Brittany Rulison – Brault

Change Management and Keys to a Successful Transition
Juli Forde-Smith – ZOLL Data

Panel Discussion: Chart Reviews and Case Studies
Jacquie Bratcher CPC, CEDC – R1 RCM
Maria Douglas CPC, CEDC, CPMA, OHCC – Ventra Health

Moderated by Dr. Jason Adler, MD, FACEP, FAAEM


Registration Fees:
Members: $150
Non-Members: $300



September 13: EDPMA Member-Only Webinar: Unpacking the NSA IDR Final Rule: What’s In It, What’s Not and What’s Next?

Tuesday, September 13
10am PDT / 12p CDT / 1p EDT

Haven’t had a chance to review the 146-page IDR final rule in detail and determine how it impacts your practice?

No problem – EDPMA has done it for you!

Join Dr. Andrea Brault and Dr. Randy Pilgrim for a one-hour members-only webinar as they share facts about final rules, review what’s included in the IDR final rule, what is not addressed and what’s next.

For more information and to register, click here.

This webinar is available at no charge and for EDPMA members only.

May 9: EDPMA Data Collection Project Webinar for Skeptics and Analysts

As the saying goes, “Data is King (or Queen)!” And legislators and regulators are moved to action by data and not anecdotes.

In conjunction with ACEP to better advocate for our members and the emergency medicine specialty, we are collecting data on your out-of-network (OON) payments focused on the Qualifying Payment Amount (QPA). This project will evaluate whether major payors are following the law by providing QPAs in writing for each CPT code that was paid or denied, assess the prevalence and size of variations between QPAs and the “Allowed Amounts” for OON payments and more. See the data collection Excel tool and Frequently Asked Questions about this project.

We understand there are questions about the requested data, how the data will be used and concerns about privacy and antitrust issues.

We get it!

That’s why EDPMA will host an informational webinar this Monday, May 9 at 1pm EDT to answer these questions and more for compliance managers, data analysists, business intelligence teams and skeptics. This webinar is open to both members and non-members.

Ed Gaines, JD and Greg Hufstetler CPA, the outside data consultant, will review project details and answer your questions.

For more information and to register, click here.

April 18 EDPMA Webinar: The Federal IDR Portal Is Launching – Now What?

EDPMA’s next educational webinar, “The Federal IDR Portal Is Launching – Now What?,” will be held on Monday, April 18 at 1:00 pm eastern. Please note that registration will close at 12 pm eastern on Monday, April 18.

In addition to important new patient protections for emergency and certain non-emergency services, a key feature of the No Surprises Act is the introduction of a Federal IDR system to resolve payment disputes between providers and payers when state law provides no mechanism for doing so.

The departments tasked with implementing the law have laid out a plan to administer the IDR provisions via a “Federal IDR portal.” The launch of the portal has been delayed as the federal agencies tasked with implementing the IDR system have worked through launch issues in the wake of the ongoing litigation related to the IDR provisions of the No Surprises Act, even while disputes have begun to work through timelines that would otherwise make them eligible for initiating the IDR process.

Per HHS, the Federal IDR portal should launch the week of April 11. To ensure our members are fully prepared, EDPMA will host a member webinar to share available information on the IDR portal launch and take member questions.

This is a member-only benefit.

Click here for more information and to register.

February 23 Webinar: Presumptive Charitable Screening, Hardship, Prompt Pay Discounts, and other Compliance Conundrums

EDPMA’s next educational webinar, “Presumptive Charitable Screening, Hardship, Prompt Pay Discounts, and other Compliance Conundrums,” will be held on Wednesday, February 23 at 2:00 pm eastern.

This webinar is sponsored by Zoll and presented by Ed Gaines and Juli Forde Smith. Emergency Medicine providers work tirelessly to provide high quality patient care when it’s needed most. Unfortunately, for many patients that very same lifesaving care can create a significant financial burden. Physicians and RCM professionals alike want to aid patients with timely and compassionate financial relief. Yet, depending on how that relief is structured it may expose providers to unexpected compliance risk. Join, Ed Gaines and Juli Forde-Smith for an informative discussion around the regulatory guidelines and best practices surrounding patient-centric financial policies, charitable programs, and new regulatory requirements.

Click here for more information and to register.

Workshop: Flat is the New Up – So More Tools Please

Book your travel and make plans to attend: Back Together Live & Riding the EM Reimbursement Tsunami: Flat is the New Up – So More Tools Please on December 8-9, 2021, at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, NV.

Learn more and register!

August 18 Webinar: Understanding the Federal Ban on Surprise Medical Billing

This webinar is sponsored by Brault and presented by Dr. Andrea Brault and Dr. Lisa Maurer. The No Surprises Act will establish a federal ban on surprise billing and is scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2022. But, there are still many details that must be clarified during the current rule-making phase – including the definition for qualified payment amounts, specific plan obligations, and the rules/criteria for independent dispute resolution (IDR).

This webinar will take a deep dive into these critical topics and offer practical insights into planning and preparing for the coming year.

EDPMA Members can access the recording and slides here.