Maryland Chapter ACEP
What is Maryland ACEP?
Maryland ACEP is your state advocate for emergency medicine, and has been since 1976. We have over 450 physician members. Maryland ACEP works for the highest principles of our specialty to the benefit of our physicians and patients together. As a democratic organization with an elected board, we are an unifying force for emergency medicine facing practice challenges in all their wide variety in a setting of rapid change. Maryland ACEP is a respected, expert and united voice of reason. We are your voice in Annapolis and in National ACEP!!
Who is Maryland ACEP?
The Maryland ACEP Board of Directors and Committee Members are a very diverse group of practicing emergency physicians. They include academicians, private practice physicians, large group, small group, individual physicians, board certified, non-board certified, rural, urban, residents, democrats, republicans, independents, young fresh members, and older mature members. Our Board represents all practice settings and the full range of emergency medicine experience. This diversity and unity gives us strength to pursue our common goals. Maryland ACEP is YOU!!
Maryland ACEP Committees:
Would you like to be involved? Maryland ACEP's committees bring members together to address the full range of issues facing Emergency Physicians. You are free to explore the ones of interest to you. Contact the chapter office at 410-727-2237 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Education Committee
- Oral Board Preparation Subcommittee
- EMS Committee
- Public Policy Committee
- Practice Management Committee
Maryland ACEP's Annual Conference:
Maryland ACEP's CME approved Annual Educational Conference covers a full range of emergency physician interests. The primary objective of this course is to meet the current educational needs of emergency physicians.
One of the important values of Maryland ACEP membership is having your rights and interests represented in Annapolis. As a strong, unified professional organization, we have taken many steps to empower emergency physicians and protect our patients. Past victories include:
- Inclusion of Emergency Physicians in the MD Trauma Physicians Services Fund.
- $50 million increase in Medicaid physician reimbursement
- Prudent layperson definition of emergency that was started in Maryland and copies by most other states.
- Prohibition of preauthorization requirements for emergency care.
- Mandated reimbursement for EMTALA screening exams.
- Automatic approval for the first 24 hours of involuntary psychiatric admission
We are actively working on a number of important legislative issues. These include prolonged psychiatric patients stays in emergency departments and medical malpractice reform.
Maryland ACEP staff and individual members have worked to form relationships on a state level, resulting in open communication, increased visibility, and inclusion with agencies and organizations such as the Maryland Department of Public Health and Mental Hygiene, the Maryland Legislature, the Maryland Hospital Association, and Med Chi, the Maryland State Medical Society.
Maryland ACEP Goals:
Maryland ACEP is committed to protect the longevity and future of individual physicians, our patients, and emergency medicine as a specialty. This includes involvement in education of medical students, residents, emergency physicians, our patients, and the general public. We promote policies that preserve the integrity and independence of emergency medical practice. We support emergency physician representation within medical organizations and academic institutions. Maryland ACEP represents the interest of all Maryland emergency physicians.
Join Maryland ACEP/ National ACEP today!
This way you can be assured that there is someone taking care of your business, so you can get to the business of taking care of people.
For more information, please contact us at 410-727-2237 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Maryland Chapter Dues