IEPC July Webinar with Andrew Selesnick Canceled

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Due to a scheduling conflict, Andrew Selesnick from the Healthcare Litigation Practice Group will be unable to join us on Monday, July 26 as part of the 2021 IEPC Speaker Series. We hope that you will plan to attend the next session on Monday, August 23 at 9AM when we welcome Sandy Schnieder, MD, ACEP Director of EM Practice. Further sessions in the series … Read More

They Have Xed the X Waiver!

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Dear IEPC members and friends The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently announced that it will expand access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) by exempting physicians from certain certification requirements needed to prescribe buprenorphine for patients suffering from opioid use disorder. The emergency and addiction community are celebrating the removal of this treatment barrier. Read the announcements from HHS and ACEP. There were … Read More

Minutes Now Available from IEPC October Conference Call

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The minutes from the monthly IEPC conference call, held Monday, October 26 at 9:00AM PT, are now available in the monthly archive. To access the document, please log in to the IEPC member page and click Resources and Services on the second top menu. A listing of minutes from previous meetings can be found in the Minutes and Updates section. You can … Read More

Speak Out to Congress Against Medicare Cuts!

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Sign the petition today!The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued its proposed 2021 Medicare physician fee schedule (PFS), which proposes Medicare payment rates beginning January 1, 2021. The fee schedule often serves as the basis for which many private payors set their reimbursement rates as well. Prior to the release of the PFS, ACEP was successful in … Read More

Take Immediate Action Against AB-890!

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AB 890 would allow a nurse practitioner to practice medicine without supervision or oversight by a physician. IEPC is deeply concerned about the impact of this proposed change on patient safety in and around emergency departments. Nurse practitioners do not have sufficient education and training to examine and diagnose emergency department patients completely independent of physicians. Physician supervision and a team … Read More

Call for Member Announcements – Due August 19

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The next issue of the IEPC membership newsletter will be published in September. The purpose of this newsletter is to connect the IEPC membership with information, opportunities, resources, and each other. We are very pleased to dedicate one section of this newsletter to recognize the professional accomplishments of our members but we need your help! Have you received awards or … Read More