American College of Emergency Physicians Launches Emergency Medicine Action Fund - Sep 19, 2011

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American College of Emergency Physicians Launches Emergency Medicine Action Fund
Historic partnership of emergency medicine organizations designed to support medical professionals and organizations during health care reform
PR Newswire
NEW YORK
Sep 19, 2011

NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Emergency Physicians is dedicated to advancing emergency care and to advocating on behalf of emergency physicians and the 124 million emergency patients cared for each year. To accomplish this, ACEP is using a new tool to communicate. The interactive portal linked below can be embedded on websites and blogs and will automatically be updated as new content comes available!

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ACEP has announced a historic partnership of emergency medicine organizations -- the Emergency Medicine Action Fund. Its purpose is to build on what ACEP has done at the national level and to enhance the specialty's ability to raise the profile of emergency medicine among federal regulators as the nation implements health care reform. Scores of emergency medicine groups and organizations have joined independently or formed coalitions to participate, contributing more than $1.1 million to this landmark endeavor. The 18-member board of governors held the first meeting of the Action Fund in July in Washington, DC. The board discussed strategies for addressing the challenges ahead. During the meeting, board members heard reports about the future of health care reform, including accountable care organizations and bundled payments, and discussed how emergency departments are essential to every community and must have adequate resources.

In addition, ACEP is dedicated to educating regulators and other policymakers about the value of emergency medicine and how it represents only 2 percent of the nation's health care expenditures. Demand for emergency care has grown at twice the rate of the U.S. population, and emergency visits are going to continue to increase, despite health care reform.

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SOURCE American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

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SOURCE: American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

American College of Emergency Physicians Launches Emergency Medicine Action Fund Historic partnership of emergency medicine organizations designed to support medical professionals and organizations during health care reform

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Emergency Physicians is dedicated to advancing emergency care and to advocating on behalf of emergency physicians and the 124 million emergency patients cared for each year. To accomplish this, ACEP is using a new tool to communicate. The interactive portal linked below can be embedded on websites and blogs and will automatically be updated as new content comes available!

To view the multimedia content associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/50856-emergency-medicine-action-fund/

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110919/MM69988 )

ACEP has announced a historic partnership of emergency medicine organizations -- the Emergency Medicine Action Fund.  Its purpose is to build on what ACEP has done at the national level and to enhance the specialty's ability to raise the profile of emergency medicine among federal regulators as the nation implements health care reform.  Scores of emergency medicine groups and organizations have joined independently or formed coalitions to participate, contributing more than $1.1 million to this landmark endeavor.  The 18-member board of governors held the first meeting of the Action Fund in July in Washington, DC.  The board discussed strategies for addressing the challenges ahead. During the meeting, board members heard reports about the future of health care reform, including accountable care organizations and bundled payments, and discussed how emergency departments are essential to every community and must have adequate resources.

In addition, ACEP is dedicated to educating regulators and other policymakers about the value of emergency medicine and how it represents only 2 percent of the nation's health care expenditures. Demand for emergency care has grown at twice the rate of the U.S. population, and emergency visits are going to continue to increase, despite health care reform.

Technical issues with the interactive media player?  Please send an e-mail to multivuonline@multivu.com.

SOURCE American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

CONTACT: Wesley Fields, MD, FACEP, Chairman, Emergency Medicine Action Fund, +1-949-461-5200, WesFields@cep.org; or Laura Gore, ACEP Public Relations Director, +1-202-728-0610, ext 3008, lgore@acep.org

Web Site: http://www.acep.org