What has ACEP done for me lately? Quite a bit, actually.
ACEP is the only EM Organization:
- introduced and secured passage of two laws designed to specifically help emergency physicians both on the prevention and treatment side of opioid use disorders
- fighting to clarify language allowing eating and drinking at ED workstations
- launching a Task Force to address emerging workforce issues
- developing a procedural sedation paper to counter scope of practice infringement efforts of radiologists and anesthesiologists
- working with Society of Critical Care Medicine to release a statement saying that the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Hour-1 Bundle is not ready for recommendation in the US
- offering resources to help you navigate medical malpractice suits
- fighting insurance companies to protect the prudent layperson standard
- publicly taking on Anthem BCBS and even filing a lawsuit against the insurer to stop its retroactive denials of emergency visits
- with a seat on the RUC to protect emergency medicine’s valuation
- that stayed in the fight against the Joint Commission on crowding and boarding
- secured removal of the “Pain Question” from patient experience surveys
- maintaining a standard of care with more than 20 clinical policies
- developing quality measures for Medicare that are tailored to the unique practice needs of emergency physicians
- developed the first ever EM-focused alternative payment model to give emergency physicians a chance to be in the driver’s seat in the shift to value-based care
- that sued the federal government to try to ensure that emergency physicians who provide care out-of-network get the reimbursement they are due
- developing clinical bedside tools such as the EvidenceCare app
- providing a Violence in the ED Toolkit to help protect you and your staff
- with a Chapter in every state monitoring state legislation and working for your local interests
In addition to the core member benefits you value:
Improved Patient Care
Clinical Policy Development - ACEP’s clinical policies are recognized as the standard of care in EM
Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy
911 Network and Public Relations - ACEP’s expert in Washington, DC work every day to represent the issues of emergency physicians
Ethics Process - ACEP led the way to increase accountability wishing our specialty and tackle unethical expert testimony
Annals of Emergency Medicine, ACEP Now, Critical Decisions in emergency Medicine, EM Today, Weekend Review, Education onDeman - ACEP breaks down news each day and delivers compelling, thoughtful articles to ensure emergency physicians are up to date.
RUC Participation - ACEP constantly strives to ensure that emergency physicians are fairly reimbursed for their services.
ACEP eCME, Frontline Podcasts, Scientific Assembly, Education Conferences - ACEp consistently provides the most relevant EM education, more than 900 hours of online CME and more than 70 hours of free CME for ACEP members.
Organization and Time Savings
CME Tracker, Portfolio Tracker allow you to focus on patient care, not paperwork. ACEP makes practicing emergency medicine easier.
ACEP’s Clinical Emergency Data Registry (CEDR) - ACEP has developed the first nationwide registry specific to EM.
Personal & Professional Development
Sections, Committees, and Chapters offers specific knowledge and skills in areas where emergency physicians are more passionate.
ACEP is developing measures that relate specifically to the ED and are accepted by the federal government.