ACEP is an active force in Washington, D.C., 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. Through the 911 Legislative Grassroots Network, ACEP empowers members to cultivate long-term relationships with federal legislators and their staff to convey ACEP’s legislative priorities in an effective manner. The National Emergency Medicine Political Action Committee (NEMPAC) is ACEP’s bi-partisan political action committee through which ACEP members can collectively support the election or re-election of federal candidates who share their commitment to emergency medicine and patients. Click here to see the list of current legislative proposals that ACEP is advocating for.
In addition to advocacy on Capitol Hill, ACEP monitors and responds to federal regulations and other policies developed by federal agencies—such as Medicare and Medicaid—to advocate on behalf of our members to reduce burdensome requirements that impact their ability to treat patients, improve federal reimbursement, and eliminate unfair billing practices instituted by payers that potentially violate federal laws and regulations such as EMTALA and the prudent layperson standard. Check out our Regs & Eggs blog for the latest regulatory updates.