EDPMA’s Committees do the heavy lifting for the organization.
In EDPMA Committee meetings, we unpack CMS rules and discuss how federal and state legislation impacts your practice. We discuss coding issues and quality measures in an easy-to-understand manner. Knowing what keeps our members awake at night drives our educational offerings.

When members share best practices and common concerns, the business of emergency medicine thrives. 

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Federal Health Policy Committee (FHPC)
Chair – Randy Pilgrim, MD
Primary Staffer: Cathey Wise

The Federal Health Policy Committee guides the association’s response to proposed federal rules, regulations, bills and policies on the No Surprises Act, Surprise Medical Billing, Medicare, Medicaid and other relevant legislative and regulatory issues at the federal level. It coordinates federal advocacy efforts with other EDPMA committees and reviews, edits, and approves letters to Congress, CMS and other decision makers. It also collects your experiences on the implementation of the No Surprises Act to guide our federal advocacy positions.


State Regulatory & Insurance Committee (SRIC)
Co-Chairs – Dave Friedenson, MD and Shanna Howe
Primary Staffer: Cathey Wise

The State Regulatory & Insurance Committee identifies and develops EDPMA’s response to legislative and regulatory challenges at the state level, including limits on balance billing, Medicaid expansion, health exchanges, Medicaid copays and more. When appropriate, EDPMA takes action to advocate at the state level on these issues.


Practice Management Committee (PMC)
Co-Chairs – Douglas Brosnan MD, JD, Alan Eisman, and Mark Jones
Primary Staffer: Cathey Wise

The Practice Management Committee addresses issues including gathering data that supports our advocacy efforts, legal compliance, provider enrollment, rural health, alternative payment models, telehealth and emerging ED technology, medical bad debt, financial management and more.


Quality, Coding & Documentation Committee (QCDC)
Co-Chairs – Jason Adler, MD and Casey Crane
Primary Staffer: Cathey Wise

The Quality, Coding & Documentation Committee focuses on quality reporting under Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), coding issues including inappropriate prospective down coding by commercial and ERISA plans, documentation issues, preparing for audits, and more. QCDC has three subcommittees: Quality Measures, Payer Behavior and Documentation.


Conference Planning Committee (CPC)
Chair – Iva Lee Clement
Primary Staffer: Megan Stewart

The Conference Planning Committee creates the education curriculum and creates networking opportunities for the Solutions Summit.


Membership and Marketing Committee (M&M)
Co-Chairs – Courtney M. Franco and Juli Forde Smith
Primary Staffer: Joanne Tanner

This committee helps ensure that EDPMA’s membership continues to grow at a healthy pace each year. It also oversees member benefits, satisfaction and our marketing efforts.


Education Committee
Co-Chairs – Paul Hudson and Iva Lee Clement
Primary Staffer: Megan Stewart

The Education Committee offers valuable educational opportunities for EDPMA members, including workshops, webinars, our EMRA scholarship program, Fellowship program and EMerging Leaders Academy.


Please contact to be added to a Committee distribution list or to connect with a Committee leader.  Most committees meet monthly.