EMRA/EDPMA Scholars

Purpose of Award

To provide an opportunity for resident and fellow leaders with an interest in the management and business issues involved in running a successful emergency medicine practice; to serve on a committee of the Emergency Department Practice Management Association (EDPMA), receive mentorship from EDPMA leaders, and attend their annual conference, the EDPMA Solutions Summit.

EDPMA Committees include:

Federal Health Policy (FHPC)

This committee tackles the association’s response to proposed federal rules, regulations, bills and policies on the implementation or repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), MACRA, Medicaid and other key legislative and regulatory issues occurring at the federal level.  It coordinates federal advocacy efforts with other EDPMA committees and reviews, edits, and approves letters to Congress, CMS and other decision makers.

State Regulatory & Insurance (SRIC)

This committee’s primary objective is to identify and develop the appropriate response to legislative and regulatory challenges at the state level, including limits on balance billing and surprise billing, Medicaid expansion, health exchanges, Medicaid copays and more.  When appropriate, EDPMA takes action to advocate at the state level on these issues.

Quality, Coding & Documentation Committee (QCDC)

This committee focuses on quality, coding, and billing issues such as the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), coding and documentation, inappropriate downcoding policies proposed by private payers, avoiding and preparing for audits, developing registries for Emergency Medicine, and more. It develops toolboxes, white papers and workshops to help EDPMA members respond to various issues.

About EDPMA

EDPMA is a trade association that serves emergency department physician groups, billing and coding companies, and their business partners by providing them with advocacy, education, and networking opportunities. EDPMA’s members serve over half of the 141 million patients who visit the ED each year. The Solutions Summit is the premier conference for those who support emergency medicine providers by providing key business functions involved in the emergency medicine practices. Learn from educational sessions that help attendees better manage an ED practice group; study current views of federal and state policies impacting reimbursement; and work in a cohesive manner with other hospital-based physicians. It provides a great opportunity to hear from and network with leaders in the business of emergency medicine. 

More Info About EDPMA and the Solutions Summit

Application Process

Submit statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and one support letter from residency leadership or your fellowship director.

Eligibility

EMRA Resident or Fellow member

Selection Criteria

The proposed scholarship will value leadership experiences and an interest in the business of emergency medicine, including administration, billing and advocacy

EMRA Award Sponsors

Award

Up to 3 awards of $1,500 plus, registration fees are waived

Application Deadline

July 15

Award Date

Spring Meeting

Date of Inception

2015

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2019 Claudie Bolduc, MD, MPH
Mahesh Polavarapu, MD
2018 Maureen Canellas, MD
2017 Frederick Flo, MD
Racheal Gilmer, MD