ACEP‘s Democratic Group Practice Section

Democratic Group Practice

Traditionally, democratic practice groups give their physician constituents an opportunity to make decisions by offering equal voting to all of its members. This practice model has its advantages and disadvantages, and the Democratic Group Practice Section is a forum for emergency physicians to learn more and also to provide input to the College.

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Webinar on the Anatomy of an Emergency Medicine Democratic Group: Part Three: Operations

The first two installments of the Anatomy of a Democratic Group Practice -- Governance and Finance were a success and the Democratic Group Practice Section is excited to invite you to Part 3 -- Operations Thursday, September 30th at 12pm Eastern, 11am Central, 10am Mountain, 9am Pacific. 

Is your ED group being pulled into new sites or services lines by one or more of your hospital systems?

Does your group want to grow because you have a good product and would like to expand?   

In this webinar, Eli Berg, MD, FACEP, CEO of LogixHealth, will discuss how groups can

  • Plan for new ED sites
  • Address expanded staffing needs (e.g. expand APP use, telemed, night shift coverage, staff incentive models, management stipends, new ED volume considerations). 
  • Consider key service lines that should be on a group's strategic radar as a hospital partner:  Observation, Urgent Care, and Hospital Medicine. 

Please email Adam Krushinskie, Democratic Group Practice Section Staffer, at to register.

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Letter from the Chair

Welcome to the fall edition of the ACEP Democratic Group Practice Section Newsletter.

Section Objectives

In addition to the general objectives of ACEP as set forth in the Bylaws, the objectives of the Democratic Group Practice Section are:

  1. To provide a forum in which members of ACEP involved in or interested in democratic group practice can develop a knowledge base about the advantages and disadvantages of democratic group practice;
  2. To provide coordinated input to the College from that segment of the general membership with a specific interest in democratic group practice;
  3. To be available to the College to provide consultative advice on areas related to democratic group practice;
  4. To provide a forum in which members of the College with a specific interest in democratic group practice may communicate;
  5. To further development of democratic group practice as an important practice style of emergency medicine;
  6. To promote due process in emergency medicine, including individual and group contracting, consistent with the ideals of the College; and
  7. To educate all emergency physicians about aspects of democratic group practice in emergency medicine including:
    1. obtaining and maintaining a contract,
    2. understanding economic, hospital, and health care policy,
    3. furthering career opportunities,
    4. maintaining career longevity and economic viability.


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