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ACEP 911 Network Weekly Update

As part of ACEP's 911 Grassroots Advocacy Network, members are kept up-to-speed on legislative, regulatory and political activity impacting emergency medicine through the “911 Network Weekly Update” which is sent to all Network members by email every week that Congress is in session.

To join the 911 Network or access older editions of the 911 Weekly Update, please email Jeanne Slade, Director of NEMPAC and Grassroots Advocacy, or Sarah Heckman, Manager of NEMPAC and Grassroots Advocacy.


Recent 911 Weekly Updates

911 Weekly Update—March 20, 2020

Urge Congress to Protect Emergency Physicians Managing COVID-19; ACEP President Meets with White House to Discuss Coronavirus Response; Second Coronavirus Package Enacted; Administration Suspends Student Loan Payments; Coronavirus Regulatory Updates; ACEP LAC20 Cancellation - What’s Next

911 Weekly Update—March 13, 2020

President Declares National Emergency for Coronavirus; Congress Continues Focus on Additional Coronavirus Legislation; Capital Minute

911 Weekly Update—March 6, 2020

Federal Coronavirus Response; ACEP Actions to Address Coronavirus –Action Alert; Surprise Medical Billing Update; House Committee Reviews Substance Use Disorder Legislation

911 Weekly Update—February 28, 2020

Capital Minute; Congress, Administration Working Toward Emergency Coronavirus Funding; Senate Legislation Introduced to Help Communities Save Lives; Regs & Eggs: Reducing Your HER Burden; CMMI Announces Selected Applicants for the Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3 Model)

911 Weekly Update—February 14, 2020

Two House Committees Vote on Surprise Medical Bill Legislation; ACEP Supports MISSION ZERO Appropriations Request; Regs & Eggs: More Thorns than Petals in the President’s FY 2021 Budget

911 Weekly UpdateFebruary 7, 2020

Additional Surprise Medical Bill Legislation Introduced in House; Update on ACEP’s APM Strategic Initiative; ACEP Responds to Transparency in Coverage Proposed Rule; CMS Releases Proposed Notice on ACA Exchanges for 2021; CMS Releases 2021 Medicare Advantage and Part D Advance Notice and Proposed Rule

911 Weekly UpdateJanuary 31, 2020

Capital Minute; New Details on Congressional Surprise Billing Legislation; Trump Administration Announces New Medicaid "Block Grant" Demonstration; Weekly Regs & Eggs Blog: Addressing Opioid Stigma in the Emergency Department; ACEP Opposes Supreme Court Decision to Allow “Public Charge” Rule

911 Weekly Update—January 17, 2020

Capital Minute; Surprise Billing Update; Congress Examines State Opioid Effects; House Committee Reviews Bills Related to Cannabis; ACEP Participates in Forum on Workplace Violence; ACEP signs onto AMA Letter Opposing Potential Changes to Non-Physician Supervision and Reimbursement Policies under Medicare

911 Weekly Update—December 20, 2019

Year-End Surprise Billing Update; Congress Reaches Deal on Spending Package; Federal Appeals Court Finds ACA Mandate Unconstitutional; It’s Not Too Late to Support NEMPAC This Year

911 Weekly Update—December 13, 2019

House Ways and Means Committee Announces Agreement on Surprise Billing Outline; Continue your Messaging to Congress about Surprise Billing; House Approves Prescription Drug Cost Legislation; Senate Confirms Dr. Hahn to Lead FDA; House Committee Discusses Universal Health Care; FCC Moves Forward with New Suicide Prevention Hotline

911 Weekly Update—December 6, 2019

Surprise Billing Update; Senate HELP Committee Advances FDA Commissioner Nomination; CDC Considers Revising the 2016 Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain; Regs & Eggs: Regulatory Affairs Blog

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