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Emergency Medicine Reimbursement & Innovation Summit
February 27-28, 2020
EMLRC in Orlando, FL
Approved for AMA PRA Category CreditsTM
Registration is now open! Register Now
Join industry leaders for expert discussions on:
- Creating the efficient ED
- Federal & state issues impacting EM
- Use of telehealth and partnering with hospitals
and much more
Imagine if someone told you certain groups were lobbying in Washington, D.C. to cut your salary 30-40% in order to pad health insurance company income statements. Would it motivate you to do something to stop it?
The balance billing legislation Congress is currently considering would do just that to emergency physicians, among other specialties. FCEP Vice President Dr. Damian Caraballo provides an overview and talking points in EMpulse Fall 2019's cover story: "It's Time to Speak Up." Read it now online and watch for EMpulse in your mailboxes this week!
RCM Updates: New Models, New Revenue, New Tools Workshop
Don't gamble on your business. Join us at the next EDPMA Workshop in Vegas and learn the latest from the experts in the business of emergency medicine.
When: December 4-5, 2019 (Wednesday and Thursday)
Where: Tuscany Suites and Casino, Las Vegas, NV
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Registration includes educational sessions provided over 2 days, 2 lunches, 1 breakfast, and a networking reception.
- 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule due out in November;
- Legislative Update, including out-of-network reimbursement and balance billing;
- Regulatory Update, including MIPS and the Triage, Treat, and Transport Payment Model;
- Opiates, including clinical and reimbursement success stories;
- Reimbursement for behavioral health: observation codes, telepsychiatry, outpatient psychiatric ED services;
- Clinical issues around behavioral health;
- Alternative Revenue Models; and
- Much More!
EDPMA has a limited number of rooms in the EDPMA block for those who have registered. The block rate is only $54/night (this does not include the resort fee). The block will close when it is full or November 4, whichever comes first. You must register for the workshop before registering for hotel rooms in the EDPMA block.
- Early Bird (through 11/4/19): $495
- Regular (11/5/19-day of): $595
- Early Bird (through 11/4/19): $595
- Regular (11/5/19-day of): $695
Who Are We? The Emergency Department Practice Management Association (EDPMA) is one of the nation's largest professional physician trade associations focused on the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care in the emergency department. EDPMA's membership includes emergency medicine physician groups, as well as billing, coding, and other professional support organizations that assist healthcare providers in our nation's emergency departments.
Together, EDPMA's members deliver (or directly support) health care for about half of the 146 million patients that visit U.S. emergency departments each year. We work collectively and collaboratively to deliver essential healthcare services, often unmet elsewhere, to an underserved patient population who often has nowhere else to turn.
31st Annual Emergency Medicine Days
January 27-29, 2020
Hotel Duval in Tallahassee, FL
FCEP members: $50 | Non-members: $75 | Residents & med students: free!
Schedule at a Glance:
Monday, January 27:
Begin presentations at noon; FCEP Legislative Reception at the Governor's Club
Tuesday, January 28:
Legislative appointments, EMRAF meeting, Medical Student Council meeting, FCEP Board of Directors meeting and EMRAF Reception
Wednesday, January 29:
Legislative appointments, open forum with FCEP leaders and wrap-up at 11:00 am
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- Clay County on Oct. 10 at 2:30 pm in Green Cove Springs
- Pasco County on Oct. 11 at 8:00 am in New Port Richey
The Family Juuls: Introduction to vaping and vaping-related illness
By Tory Weatherford, MD
October 24, 2019 at 1:00 pm
1.0 CE available (ACCME, FBON, FEMS, FPA, CAPCE)
With a wave of mysterious "vaping-associated pulmonary illnesses" (VAPI) claiming lives across the nation, vaping has become a serious problem in the ever-changing world of drug use. But is the presence of VAPI enough to curb the habit, especially in adolescents and young adults? This timely presentation will cover current vaping trends and literature, VAPI and other adverse effects, and why this method of ingesting drugs is so popular amongst youth.
The EMLRC is requesting presentations for its 46th annual Clinical Conference, CLINCON. We are seeking dynamic and challenging clinical content geared towards the EMS/emergency medicine community.
The conference will provide:
If you are interested in submitting an application to present at CLINCON 2020, please complete this online application or email the PDF version to Niala Ramoutar, Director of Education, at email@example.com by October 31, 2019.
- "Pre-cons:" workshops before the conference (4 or 8 hours)
- General & Breakout Sessions (45-55 minutes)
- Skills Labs (90-120 minutes)
Save the date for CLINCON 2020: July 8-11, 2020 at the DoubleTree by Hilton—Universal in Orlando, FL. Learn More
FCEP is requesting presentations for its 49th annual meeting and conference, Symposium by the Sea, on August 6-9, 2020 at the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach.
All applications are due to Niala Ramoutar at firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on November 1, 2019.
- General or Breakout Session (55 mins)
- Rapid Fire Session (25 mins)
- Skills Lab (60-120 mins)
- Preconference Workshop (8 hours max)
- New Speaker (15 mins) (separate application process)
Have you heard about the Florida PEDReady PEARL? This weekly enewsletter is delivered on Thursdays and can be read in 10 minutes or less! Each week focuses on a specific pediatric emergency-related topic and is suitable for all levels of providers. The past few weeks have featured EMS to ED handoffs, case scenarios and simulations, and a special issue on "how to use the PEARL" beyond simply reading every week.
Find Past Issues and Sign Up Now
UPCOMING FCEP & EMLRC EVENTS
|OCT. 22-24, 2019
||EMS Advisory Council & Constituent Group Meetings | Learn More
|NOV. 11, 2019
||FCEP Committee Meetings
||EMLRC in Orlando
|NOV. 12, 2019
||FCEP Board Meeting
||EMLRC in Orlando
|JAN. 27-29, 2020
||Emergency Medicine Days | Learn More
||Hotel Duval in Tallahassee
|FEB. 27-28, 2020
||Emergency Medicine Reimbursement & Innovation Summit | Learn More
To see the full calendar, click here.
A newly released report by Johns Hopkins University, "Hospital Prices in the United States: An Analysis of U.S. Cities and States," shows that seven out of ten of the states with the highest healthcare mark up ratios are in the south — including Florida. Health News Florida's Daylina Miller spoke with Dr. Marty Makary, a Johns Hopkins surgeon, New York Times bestselling author, and Health Policy Advisor to the Obama and Trump administrations about the report, which featured information published in his book, "The Price We Pay."
Tampa Bay Times
Florida is the third least-vaccinated state in the country, according to an analysis by WalletHub. The personal finance website released a report Wednesday that ranked states based on school immunization reports, uninsured rates and disease outbreaks. The Sunshine State outperformed only Texas and Mississippi, which ranked 50th and 51st, respectively, in a list that includes the District of Columbia. Florida ranked low in a number of ways. The state is 50th for its influenza vaccination rate in children, 49th for the number of adults who have been vaccinated for tetanus, and 46th for overall flu vaccination coverage among adults.
The Palm Beach Post
With new cases of hepatitis A reported in Florida each month, the state's epidemic is unlikely to end soon, state Surgeon General Scott Rivkees cautioned in a recent appearance before state lawmakers. State officials say the only way to stop the outbreak is to vaccinate 80% of those at high risk. Many are homeless or use drugs.
Reuters Health via Physician's Weekly
A pilot study aimed at gauging the real-time mood in busy emergency rooms suggests doctors and nurses often feel strained as the number of waiting patients rises. The study's aim was to test the feasibility of using terminals with touch-button emoji faces as a quick way of measuring sentiments of patients and staff — in contrast to standard surveys sent after a visit that typically garner few responses.
University of Michigan
While body temperature cooling is not a new treatment tactic for patients who experience cardiac arrest, a new clinical trial hopes to better understand the optimal amount of time for targeted temperature management. The research team notes that the study is unique, as it will explore body cooling in patients resuscitated from shockable cardiac arrest and non-shockable cardiac arrest.
Emergency rooms are intimidating for people of all ages, but they can be even more daunting for patients over age 65. Now, innovative emergency departments around the country are taking the lead and offering specialized care to elderly patients.
Emergency Medicine News
Treatment with buprenorphine for opioid addiction should begin in the emergency department where overdose patients often arrive first, according to two experts who have studied the issue. "One in 20 overdose patients who survives and is discharged from the emergency department dies within a year," said Scott G. Weiner, MD, MPH, the chief of health policy and public health in the department of emergency medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. "These were fairly young people."
MedPage Today (opinion)
Fred N. Pelzman, MD, writes, "With our modern electronic medical records, which sometimes function as fancy word processors, it's easy to insert templated material using macros that spit out huge chunks of text — the things we type over and over — and it's supposed to make our lives easier. But often I feel that if I'm punching that macro button — those few letter shortcuts that blossom onto the page into a massive satisfaction of documentation — then maybe it really wasn't worth typing at all. 'Patient advised to return to the Emergency Department for fevers over 101, chest pain, bleeding, abdominal pain, shortness of breath, headache, confusion.'"
Becker's Hospital Review
Lakewood Regional Medical Center has borrowed a concept from Disneyland to ensure quicker access to care for patients being transferred into the facility from urgent care centers or physicians' offices. The new emergency room fast pass lets patients move through the ER faster, just as Disney's fast pass lets visitors cut lines for rides.
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