Regs & Eggs
- On June 17, CMS published a blog entitled “Pathways for Specialty Care Coordination and Integration in Population-based Models” that includes insights on increasing access to coordinated and integrated specialty care. The blog describes four major findings: 1) Providing data on specialist performance and enhancing data sharing across practices would facilitate integration with primary care; 2) Episode-based payment models can be designed to align incentives between specialists and ACO initiatives; 3) Many ACOs and primary care practices recognize value in specialty care assuming primary responsibility for special populations and beneficiaries with specific conditions; and 4) Beneficiaries with complex conditions may benefit from specialists integrated into primary care delivery pathways.
- On June 15, ACEP responded to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule—the major rule impacting Medicare payments for inpatient hospital services.
- On June 15, the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) released its June 2022 Report to Congress on Medicaid and CHIP, and the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) released its June 2022 Report to the Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System.
- On June 8, CMS released an agency-wide Strategic Plan White Paper and Agency Accomplishments fact sheet highlighting the key impacts and accomplishments over the past year.
May 26, 2022 • Advocacy Info • Violence in the ED
Surgeon General Issues Advisory Addressing Health Worker Burnout: Gamechanger?
Regs & Eggs - May 26, 2022
March 10, 2022 • Advocacy Info • Violence in the ED
OSHA is Continuing to Make COVID-19 Safety Its Top Priority: At What Cost?
Like it or not, a wave of “highly focused” inspections conducted by the Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) is coming.
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)...
March 4, 2021 • Advocacy Info • Violence in the ED
Exciting Developments in the Effort to Address Workplace Violence in the Emergency Department
Unfortunately, as you well know, violence in the emergency department (ED) is a common occurrence. In fact, an ACEP survey from 2018 showed that nearly half of emergency physicians have experienced v...
June 18, 2020 • Violence in the ED
Addressing Violence in the Emergency Department—Yes, It’s Still a Priority
Although most of ACEP’s federal advocacy efforts in recent months have focused on our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve still been advancing efforts on other critical issues for emergency physi...
June 20, 2019 • Violence in the ED
Share Your Experience with ED Violence and Help Shape New Federal Requirements
Unfortunately, as an emergency physician, you or someone you know has likely been physically or verbally assaulted in the ED. In fact, an ACEP survey from last year showed that nearly half of emergenc...