Ohio Chapter ACEP
Are you concerned about where emergency medicine is going and who is working for your personal concerns? Emergency physicians face a wide variety of challenges in an era of rapid change. We must be united to protect our specialty and to protect our patients. Ohio ACEP is your voice for those concerns!
Who is Ohio ACEP?
The Ohio ACEP Board of Directors and Committee Members represent the very diverse group of practicing emergency physicians who constitute Ohio ACEP membership. They include academicians, private practice physicians, large group, small group, individual physicians, board certified, non-board certified, rural, urban, residents, medical students, democrats, republicans, and independents. Despite their varied backgrounds, they work together for the common goal of furthering the specialty of emergency medicine in Ohio.
Ohio ACEP Committees
Would you like to be involved? Ohio ACEP has a diverse group of committees, bringing members together to address the full range of issues facing emergency physicians. All members are encouraged to participate in those of interest to them.
- Advocacy and Outreach
- Emergency Medical Services
- Government Affairs
- Leadership Development
Continuing Medical Education and Educational Programs
Ohio ACEP CME-approved courses cover the full range of emergency physician interests. From pediatrics to management, from oral board review to technology, Ohio ACEP strives to meet the current needs of emergency physicians. Members enjoy discounted rates at several Ohio ACEP seminars.
- Emergency Medicine Review Course
- Oral Board Review Course
- Basic Ultrasound Course
- Ohio Emergency Medicine Resident's Assembly
- Annual Basic Trauma Life Support Conference
- ACLS and PALS Refresher Course
- Annual Summer Symposium
Ohio ACEP Emergency Medicine Review Course, offered since 1985, has become internationally recognized for its quality and has received a national educational award from ACEP. The six-day course is specifically designed to help participants pass the written boards in emergency medicine and is attended by emergency physicians from across the country. High-quality CME is provided by a faculty made up of local and national emergency physicians who are leaders in the field of emergency medicine.
Governmental Affairs and Legislative Initiatives
One of the important values of Ohio ACEP membership is having your rights and interests represented in Columbus. As a strong, unified professional organization we have taken many steps to empower emergency physicians and protect our patients.
Ohio ACEP has contracted with Towner Policy Group, a reputable lobbying group in the state, to keep up with the multiple bills introduced in Columbus and to introduce some of our own. Some of our ongoing activities include:
- Medical Liability Reform
- Medicaid Reimbursement
- Assignment of Benefits
- Safety Helmet Legislation
- Primary Seat Belt Legislation
- Emergency Medical and Prehospital Services
Ohio ACEP works to influence government and third-party payer policies that affect the reimbursement of emergency physicians. We keep our membership informed on how best to work within complex reimbursement systems in order to lessen individual patient financial burdens and yet allow fair compensation for services rendered.
Ohio ACEP provides updates to its members on governmental actions including the distribution of periodically published manuals for the purpose of educating emergency physicians on methods necessary to maximize Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement.
The Emergency Management Organization (EMO), an organization consisting of office managers and billing personnel for emergency physicians' corporations, offer management advice though seminars and quarterly meetings.
Both Ohio 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 Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio General Assembly, the Ohio Hospital Association, and the Ohio State Medical Association.
Ohio ACEP Goals
Ohio ACEP exists to promote quality emergency medical care and to represent the interests of Ohio’s emergency physicians. 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. Ohio ACEP represents the interest of all Ohio emergency physicians.
Join Ohio ACEP Today
Rest 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 call 888-OHACEP4 (642-2374) or visit www.ohacep.org
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