From National ACEP
ACEP & EMRA Leaders in Washington
On February 8, several ACEP and EMRA Board members were in DC to attend new Board member orientation, participate in several meetings with lawmakers and receive media training. During the meetings, the EM leaders discussed protecting patients' access to emergency services as Congress contemplates repealing the ACA, EMTALA liability protections for emergency and on-call physicians, establishing fair and transparent out-of-network reimbursement rates for emergency services, and VA emergency health care issues. Read more and listen to a TeleForum on Health Care Reform with House Budget Committee Chairperson Diane Black (R-TN).
ACEP Signs CMSS Letter on International Collaboration in Medicine
ACEP has signed a letter from the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) expressing “concern that the recent executive order suspending some foreign entry into the United States will have a negative impact on patient care, medical research, the education of health professionals, and international scientific collaboration.” ACEP joins more than 30 other medical associations in signing the CMSS letter, which aligns with ACEP’s mission and values of access to care for all, diversity and inclusion, medical education support, and research. Read the entire statement and see the other medical specialties that join ACEP in expressing these views.