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ACEP Takes Issue with NEJM Report

November 18, 2016

A letter from ACEP President Dr. Becky Parker: The New England Journal of Medicine published a “study” stating that emergency physicians submit exorbitant balance bills to patients, in one case as high as $19,000. It alleges an “average” physician charge of 798 percent of Medicare rates. ACEP distributed a press release critical of the study, […]

2016 Resolutions Adopted by ACEP Council, Board of Directors

At the ACEP Council Meeting in Las Vegas, a total of 31 resolutions from 17 chapters and sections were debated. One bylaws resolution and 23 non-bylaws resolutions were passed; five were referred to the ACEP Board of Directors for evaluation; and just two were not adopted. Our Illinois chapter drafted a resolution about assessing the […]

Congratulations to ACEP President Dr. Rebecca Parker

October 17, 2016

ICEP member Rebecca Parker, MD, FACEP, from Park Ridge, assumed the presidency during the organization’s annual meeting in Las Vegas.  She was elected in 2015 by ACEP’s Council to serve a 1-year term. View Photos from ACEP16 & Dr. Parker’s Inauguration Reception Dr. Parker is senior vice president of practice and payment integration for Envision […]

More Writers Needed for ACEP’s Doc Blog

August 31, 2016

ACEP’s Public Relations Department is always in need of writers for ACEP’s Doc Blog.  So far – this section of the Emergency Care For You website has been a tremendous success. Visit the blog to see who’s been writing lately. ACEP is looking for physicians who have a few moments and are willing to write […]

Legislative End-of-Session Report Available

August 30, 2016

The spring legislative session ended in June, with 20 bills of interest to ICEP and its lobbyists signed into law. Download the End of Session Report Among the notable changes signed by Governor Rauner are: Amendments to the EMS System Act: Freestanding emergency centers: Requires a freestanding emergency center to limit its participation in the […]

ICEP 2016-17 Committee Cycle Open for Applications

August 15, 2016

ICEP is accepting applications for members who wish to serve on ICEP Committees in 2016-17. ICEP committees meet several times a year at the ICEP office or by conference call. View the full list of ICEP committees with their descriptions. All applications must be completed online. The deadline to submit a committee application is September […]

Emergency Physicians Encouraged to Give Back with EM Day of Service

August 11, 2016

As emergency physicians, residents, nurses, physician assistants, and medical students, we are servant leaders in our communities. We care and advocate for our patients while working clinically. We also respond to the call to give back to the communities we serve. The EM Day of Service was created with this essential concept in mind. The […]

Comments Sought for ACEP Draft Clinical Policy on Adult Psychiatric Patients

July 26, 2016

The draft “Clinical Policy: Critical Issues in the Diagnosis and Management of the Adult Psychiatric Patient in the Emergency Department,” is in the review stage of ACEP clinical policy development and is open for comments. To view the draft policy and comment form, go to:  https://www.acep.org/Clinical—Practice-Management/Clinical-Policy-Comment-Form—Adult-Psychiatric-Patient/                    . The draft is open for comments until September 19, […]

ACEP Sues Federal Government Over Health Insurer Billing Practices

May 20, 2016

In a bold, unprecedented move, ACEP has sued the federal government to contest a regulation that impedes emergency physicians from receiving usual and customary payment for out-of-network services. At issue is a regulation from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for out-of-network emergency physician payment, which outlines the “greatest of three” options. As […]

ICEP Members Lobby for Change at ACEP Leadership & Advocacy Conference in DC

May 19, 2016

ICEP was well represented at ACEP’s Leadership and Advocacy Conference in Washington, DC, with 14 members in attendance to meet with legislators and lobby for change. ACEP President-Elect Rebecca Parker, MD, FACEP and ICEP Executive Director Ginny Kennedy Palys were joined by: Amit Arwindekar, MD, FACEP, Kassandra Cooper, DO, John Downing, DO, Lydia Edokpayi-Aluyi, MD, […]

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