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WA/ACEP is Your Voice…
…In Olympia. One of the important values of WA/ACEP membership is having your rights and interests represented in Olympia. As a strong, unified professional organization, we have taken many steps to empower emergency physicians and protect our patients. Now, more than ever, WA/ ACEP is actively engaged in the fight over balance billing, as well as ensuring adequate access to healthcare for our most vulnerable population. Legislative activities have included organizing member appointments with state legislators and hosting legislators at local emergency departments.
…In the Washington State Medical Association. WA/ACEP delegates represent you in the Washington State Medical Association – throughout the year at its Interspecialty Council meetings, quarterly at its Board of Trustees meetings, and annually at the House of Delegates meeting. In these forums, WA/ACEP has aggressively led the fight against banning balance billing and limiting the amount of ER visits.
…In the American College of Emergency Physicians. WA/ACEP councillors represent you at the annual ACEP meetings where national organization policy and legislative priorities are determined. WA/ACEP members also represent you on a number of ACEP committees, ensuring Washington has a voice on the national stage.
…In the Media. WA/ACEP members have participated in a number of highly visible media events featuring such issues as patient access, crowding and divisions, and boarding practices for psychiatric patients.
…In State Agencies. WA/ACEP leadership has pursued ensuring EMTALA screening fees are reimbursed with Medicare, Medicaid, the Department of Labor and Industries, and represents emergency physicians on the Emergency Medicine Services and Trauma Care Steering Commission.
CME & Educational Programs
Summit to Sound – Northwest Emergency Medicine Assembly
WA/ACEP hosts an annual meeting each year in conjunction with the Washington Chapter Emergency Nurses Association, Summit to Sound – Northwest Emergency Medicine Assembly. In the last two years, WA/ACEP has seen nearly 200 emergency physicians throughout the state attend this fantastic program.
Emergency Medicine Leadership Summit
WA/ACEP also hosts the Emergency Medicine Leadership Summit, held each year in SeaTac. This program provides a venue to leaders from all WA Emergency Departments to collaborate on issues of importance to EM.
WA/ACEP members enjoy an electronic newsletter packed with state and national news.