Health Policy Primer from EMRA / YPS

Open to anyone looking for a primer on the core essentials about health policy.

Faculty and Courses (subject to change)
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Sunday, March 12


12:30 pm - 12:45 pm Welcome and Introductions 
Sandra Williams, DO, FACEP and Alicia M. Kurtz, MD
12:45 pm - 1:20 pm Introduction to Health Policy
Rachel Solnick, MD
1:20 pm - 1:55 pm Mental Health: What's Broken and How Can it be Fixed?
 Leslie S. Zun, MD, FACEP
1:55 pm - 2:30 pm The Current and Future State of Graduate Medical Education Funding
Leonard Marquez, Director, Government Relations AAMC
2:30 pm - 2:40 pm World’s Fastest Introduction to the ACA
Nicolas Sawyer, MD
2:40 pm - 3:10 pm Panel Discussion – Is It Working Like It Should?
Cedric Dark, MD, FACEP; Adam P. Dougherty, MD; Nicolas Sawyer, MD; Seth Trueger, MD, MPH;
3:10 pm - 3:50 pm The Levers of MACRA: What Will Work? Is there evidence for MACRA Strategies?
University of Colorado Admin Fellows
3:50 pm - 4:00 pm A Roadmap to Getting Involved
William P. Jaquis, MD, FACEP
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Closing Remarks
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Resident and Young Physicians Section Reception


Journal Club Articles

Association of Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations vs Traditional Medicare Fee for Service With Spending, Utilization, and Patient Experience


The Role and Value of the Emergency Department in an Accountable Care Organization

Accountable Care Organizations: What Do They Mean for Emergency Medicine?