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:—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, […]

New ICEP Board of Directors Members, Officers Announced at Spring Symposium

May 5, 2016

John W. Hafner, Jr., MD, MPH, FACEP turned over the gavel to incoming President Valerie Phillips, MD, FACEP, at the Annual Business Meeting that took place during the Spring Symposium on May 5, 2016 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Phillips will serve as President for the 2016-2017 term. Dr. Hafner will serve as Past President. […]

Drs. Bill Sullivan, John Ortinau Honored with ICEP’s Annual Awards

William P. Sullivan, DO, JD, FACEP, and John M. Ortinau, MD, FACEP, were recognized for their contributions to the college and emergency medicine during the Annual Business Meeting at the 2016 Spring Symposium on May 5. Bill. B. Smiley Award Dr. Sullivan, of Frankfort, is the recipient of the Bill B. Smiley Meritorious Service Award, […]

Be Part of the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride: Midwest Route

May 4, 2016

The 2016 Midwest Route of the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride beginning in Chicago, IL is a special bicycling event to honor and celebrate the lives of EMS providers who were dedicated to EMS or have died while performing their duties. Funds raised during this ride benefit the families of fallen EMS practitioners through the […]

Special Discount on May 6 Emergent Procedures Sim Course: Sign Up Today

April 21, 2016

ICEP is offering a special one-time promotion to attend the May 6 Emergent Procedures Simulation Skills Lab! Use discount code MAYTWITTER to receive $100 off your registration. Limited number of spaces at the course are available, so sign up today to reserve your spot at the discounted rate. Find out more about the course and […]

Dr. Rebecca Parker Interviewed in Chicago Magazine about Chicago Trauma Centers

January 22, 2016

ACEP President-Elect and ICEP member Rebecca Parker, MD, FACEP has been interviewed by Chicago Magazine for a feature article about Chicago’s trauma centers. The article, “How Well Would Chicago’s Trauma Centers Handle a Crisis?”, was published in the February 2016 issue. Read the article now

New Document, Sample Billing Protocols for Sexual Assault Survivors Released by Illinois Attorney General

January 4, 2016

Public Act 099-0454 amends several sections of the Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Act (SASETA, 410 ILCS 70). The new law addresses the billing procedure emergency room physicians must follow when they provide hospital emergency services or forensic services to sexual assault survivors. Monetary penalties may be assessed for violations of the billing provisions. The […]

Inaugural EM Wellness Week Focuses on the Well-being of the Care-Giver

December 21, 2015

Created and spearheaded by the American College of Emergency Physicians, the 2016 Emergency Medicine Wellness Week™ is an opportunity all emergency physicians and their colleagues to take the time to self-renew while staying dedicated to the highest quality patient care. The inaugural event is slated for January 24-30, 2016. To participate, visit the website,, […]

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