On June 13, 2019, ACEP President Vidor Friedman, MD, FACEP, testified on behalf of emergency physicians in front of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Health Subcommittee. “In a medical emergency, getting treatment as soon as possible is the number-one priority—not verifying which providers are in-network, figuring out how much your deductible is, or worrying how much treatment will cost,” Dr. Friedman said. He explained how EMTALA affects emergency physicians and discussed ACEP’s proposed framework for out-of-network billing solutions. His full testimony can be found in the ACEP newsroom at www.newsroom.acep.org.
This surprise billing situation is changing daily. Stay apprised of how ACEP is fighting for you and your patients at www.acep.org/surprise-billing. Now that administrative and congressional attention to the issue is intensifying, we need you to raise your voice and help us advocate for the field. Our new toolkit provides messaging guidance and other resources to help promote ACEP’s advocacy position. Thank you for all you to do to fight for the millions of emergency patients who count on us every day. View the toolkit—only available to ACEP members—at www.acep.org/topics/out-of-network-billing.