Regs & Eggs
Welcome to Regs and Eggs with Jeffrey Davis, ACEP’s weekly blog focused on federal regulatory (‘reg’) affairs! Every Thursday morning, there will be a new post about proposed or final regs, demonstrations, grant opportunities, other announcements from federal agencies, and ACEP's work to advocate for you.
If the weekly Regs and Eggs aren’t enough for breakfast, you can check out ACEP’s Regulatory Affairs overview for more updates.
March 9, 2023 • Advocacy Info • ED Management
ACEP Responds to FTC’s Proposed Rule to Ban the Use of Non-Compete Contracts
Earlier this week, ACEP responded to the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) proposed ban on non-compete clauses in employment contracts (ACEP’s press release can be found here). This reg, if finalized...
January 23, 2023 • Advocacy Info • ED Management
A Game-Changer?: The FTC Proposes to Ban Non-Compete Clauses in All Employment Contracts
Update (1/23/23): ACEP is collecting stories of how non-compete clauses in employment contracts have impacted emergency physicians to inform its advocacy efforts. Submit your story on this anonymous f...
December 15, 2022 • Advocacy Info • CMS Info • ED Management
CMS Proposes to Streamline the Prior Authorization Process: Potential Effects on You and Your Patients
There is an across-the-board disdain in medicine for the increased use of prior authorization by insurance companies. I don’t think a single physician actually believes that this bureaucratic process ...
November 10, 2022 • Advocacy Info • ED Management
Update on the ED Boarding Crisis: ACEP and 34 Other Organizations Send Letter to President Biden Calling for a Summit
A couple weeks ago, I wrote about a recent meeting with the White House in which ACEP President Chris Kang, MD, FACEP, participated that focused on ways to expand access to COVID testing, vaccines, an...
October 20, 2022 • Advocacy Info • ED Management • HHS
Winter is Coming… Preparing for the Surge of COVID and Other Respiratory Diseases Later this Year
No, I haven’t watched every episode of Game of Thrones (sorry to disappoint), but I do understand the significance of the catchy phrase, “Winter is coming,” in the context of our already overburdened ...
June 28, 2022 • CMS Info • ED Management • HHS
Special Edition: EMTALA Requirements Remain Fully in Effect in the Post Roe v. Wade World
The whole country is still digesting the monumental Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade last week and trying to grasp the plethora of legal ...
April 21, 2022 • Advocacy Info • ED Management
ACEP Responds to FTC and DOJ Request for Information on Mergers and Acquisitions in Health Care
Regs & Eggs - April 22, 2022
February 3, 2022 • Advocacy Info • CMS Info • ED Management • HHS • Violence in the ED
Update on ACEP Actions to Address Physician Mental Health Needs and Wellbeing
I’m sure many of you, like me, follow Dr. Glaucomflecken on Twitter. Dr. Glaucomflecken is an ophthalmologist and comedian who posts hilarious, but extremely poignant, short videos (featuring himself)...
January 27, 2022 • CMS Info • No Surprises Act • ED Management
Recent Federal Efforts to Address Provider Consolidation
There has been a significant amount of interest over the last couple of years from the federal government to examine the growth in “provider consolidation” and assess the impact this trend has had on ...
November 11, 2021 • CMS Info • ED Management • Medicare Info
Breaking Down the Biden Administration’s New Vaccine Mandates: How Do they Impact you?
As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, last week, the Biden Administration released two new regulations regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations. First, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) i...
September 30, 2021 • Advocacy Info • ED Management • EHR Info • HHS
The Office of the National Coordinator Provides Important Clarifications on Data Sharing Requirements
A couple weeks ago, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosted a webinar that provided importan...
August 26, 2021 • Advocacy Info • CMS Info • ED Management
Emergency Department “Boarding” At Seemingly All-Time High Levels
As many of you as emergency physicians undoubtedly know (and have experienced), crowding in the emergency department (ED) has been an issue for years—in some cases causing ED “boarding,” which can kee...
June 17, 2021 • Advocacy Info • ED Management
OSHA Releases Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID-19—What Does it Mean for You?
Last week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its long-awaited emergency temporary standard (ETS) for COVID-19. President Biden had issued an Executive Order in January ...
April 22, 2021 • Advocacy Info • ED Management • Financial Support
Emergency Department Visits Still Down Compared to Pre-Pandemic Levels
As most of you know, emergency department (ED) visits significantly fell last spring as the COVID-19 pandemic took full force. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated a 42 perce...
March 5, 2020 • ED Management
ACEP Releases its National Strategic Plan for ED Management of COVID-19 Outbreaks
As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the country, emergency physician-led care teams are on the frontlines helping to respond to confirmed or suspected cases. That is why ACE...