Advocacy at ACEP: Fighting for Emergency Medicine

ACEP Advocacy Structure.PNGACEP’s advocacy fights for your rights and for the specialty at all levels, including federal, state, local/facility, and reimbursement.

ACEP is on the ground where it matters, as the only emergency medicine organization with:

  • Its own office in Washington, DC, where ACEP and a dedicated team of seven full-time staff has spearheaded numerous emergency-medicine-focused bills in Congress that passed into law, and regularly shapes federal regulations and other policies developed by federal agencies such as Medicare, Medicaid, Veteran Affairs, and the CDC.
  • Representation on the AMA’s Relative Value Scale Update Committee, which sets the foundation on which all physician reimbursement is based.
  • A dedicated state government relations team to address the many important issues in emergency medicine legislated at the state level, such as scope of practice, out of network billing, licensure, and liability.

ACEP members like you are key to these efforts, and regularly join the cause with letters, legislative visits where you share your stories and humanize key issues, cultivate long-term relationships with federal legislators and their staff to convey ACEP’s legislative priorities in an effective manner, and further support this vital work by donating to the bipartisan National Emergency Medicine Political Action Committee (NEMPAC), the financial vehicle for supporting the election or re-election of federal candidates who share their commitment to emergency medicine.

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Did You Know? In 2022...

ACEP read and analyzed more than 6,800 pages of federal regulations for you – that’s equal to six Gray’s Anatomy textbooks! We wrote over 220 pages of comments on your behalf in letters to federal regulators to ensure your interests as emergency physicians were protected.

  • Of the 1,627 health care bills introduced in the 117th Congress, only 49 were passed into law. ACEP was instrumental in the shaping and passage of no less than 5 of these laws!
  • ACEP monitored and evaluated over 16,000 bills and resolutions in Congress for their impact on emergency physicians.
  • ACEP held over 150 hours of meetings with members of Congress or their staff.
  • ACEP participated in 405 events with legislators through NEMPAC.
  • ACEP drafted over 110 pages of letters to articulate our positions and inform Congressional efforts.


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