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Medicare Billing Transparency Rights

ACEP supports your right to have access to Medicare billings made in your name utilizing your individual NPI and/or group TIN, and federal law exists that supports this right in many situations. Click for a simple primer organized by employment types or payment arrangements that can help empower you in securing such access.

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Eating and Drinking in the Emergency Department

Caring about our members’ well-being, ACEP worked with The Joint Commission to clarify that emergency staff can eat at an ED work station during their shifts. Click for a useful resource to help educate your hospital leaders about this important issue.

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New TJC Standards for Violence in the ED

The Joint Commission has started enforcing new workplace violence prevention requirements that guide hospitals to develop strong workplace violence  prevention programs. ACEP contributed to the development of these new  requirements by participating in an expert workgroup and supplying comments.

Learn more about what your hospital is required to do to help protect you. 

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AUC Requirement for Ordering Advanced Imaging

Hospitals are implementing a requirement to consult Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) through approved clinical decision support mechanisms prior to ordering advanced imaging services. As a result of ACEP's advocacy, CMS clarified that exemptions apply even if an emergency medical condition is only suspected. However, many hospitals may not know about the exemption, so ACEP has created a sample letter which you can personalize and send to your hospital administrator. 

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