Federal Advocacy Overview

A unified voice for EM

"Emergency Medicine is being attacked from all sides. We need to fight for our patients, friends and family."

Ryan Stanton, MD, FACEP

ACEP is an active force in Washington, DC, working on important issues that affect emergency medical care. ACEP's federal advocacy efforts revolve around one thing: ensuring that life-saving emergency care is there when it's needed nationwide.

ACEP Takes Legal Action Against Anthem’s Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia

July 17, 2018 - The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) today filed suit against Anthem’s Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia in federal court in an effort to compel the insurance giant to rescind its controversial and dangerous emergency care policy that retroactively denies coverage for emergency patients.

ACEP Opposes Current DHS Practices of Family Separation

June 19, 2018 - In response to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) practices surrounding separation of children from their parents when detained at border crossings in the Southwestern United States, Paul Kivela, MD, FACEP, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) released the following statement opposing these actions.

ACEP's Capital Minute

This is a video update showing the latest developments coming out of Washington, D.C. that affect emergency physicians and patients.

July 13, 2018

  • A big win for patients on the issue of drug shortages and how emergency physicians helped make it happen
  • The latest on PAHPA reauthorization
  • New CMS fees rule is out
  • New HHS discretionary budget
  • ACEP meeting with O.N.D.C.P.

Current Advocacy Initatives

Access to EM

Health Care Reform

Liability Reform

Medicare / Medicaid

Mental Health

Physician Reimbursement

Value of EM

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