ACEP President Paul Kivela, MD, MBA, FACEP, recently met with Sen. Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), to discuss S. 1530, the Medicare Choices Empowerment and Protection Act, regarding psychiatric boarding in the emergency department, on which Sen. Cassidy is the lead Republican. Also discussed was ACEP’s interest in the Senate’s reauthorization of the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act and out-of-network billing for emergency services.
During the meeting, Sen. Cassidy agreed to address ACEP members during the 2018 Leadership and Advocacy Conference to provide an update on the latest health care initiatives being considered by Congress. He will be speaking at 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22.
And in the Statehouse
In February, the Utah State Senate recognized ACEP’s 50th anniversary by honoring members of the Utah ACEP Board.