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May 22, 2018, 00:01 ET Most Emergency Physicians Report Hospitals Lack Critical Medicines; Not "Fully Prepared" for Disasters, Mass Casualty Incidents

Nine in 10 emergency physicians responding to a new poll say that in the past month, they have experienced shortages or absences of critical...


May 10, 2018, 10:35 ET ACEP Launches Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation Program

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has launched its new Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA) program. The program...


May 08, 2018, 12:29 ET ACEP Board To Consider Further Legal Recourse During May Meeting

The federal government last week published a notice of clarification in response to a court order requiring it to adequately address comments and...


May 01, 2018, 10:14 ET ACEP Turns Up Criticism of Anthem's Emergency Care Policy With a New Video Campaign

If Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield decides your visit to the ER was not an emergency, based largely on their undisclosed list of diagnoses, they'll...


Apr 23, 2018, 11:44 ET ACEP: Only 5.5 Percent of Emergency Visits Are Nonurgent and Wait Times Continue to Improve, CDC Says

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that 136.9 million people visited the emergency department in 2015 and only...


Feb 14, 2018, 19:38 ET Changes to Anthem's Emergency Care Policy in Missouri Still Put Patients At Risk

Missouri patients are still at risk from Anthem's policy to deny coverage for emergency patients, despite increasing the number of "always pay"...


Feb 05, 2018, 11:10 ET Alaska's Emergency Care Network At Risk If Bill Passes, Emergency Physicians Say

Alaska's emergency care is at risk if the state legislature enacts SB 129, which would rescind a rule that requires health insurance companies to...


Feb 02, 2018, 10:25 ET ACEP: I Have the Flu, Should I Go to the Emergency Room?

As flu activity reaches its highest levels in nearly a decade, it is important to take steps to prevent getting or spreading the illness. These...


Jan 18, 2018, 14:21 ET ACEP: Anthem's Emergency Care Policy Has Deadly Serious Implications For Patients

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today launched a new video to push back on a dangerous policy by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield...


Jan 17, 2018, 11:45 ET Emergency Physicians Expose Anthem's Harmful Emergency Care Policy With New Video

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today launched a new video to push back on a dangerous policy by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield...


Dec 19, 2017, 11:05 ET ACEP: Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Policy In Ohio Puts Patients At Risk

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and its Ohio Chapter (Ohio ACEP) today came out against a policy that Anthem Blue Cross Blue...


Nov 27, 2017, 16:06 ET Edible Marijuana Products Pose Risks to Children, Annals of Emergency Medicine Study Finds

As states update marijuana regulations, emergency physicians should be mindful of the likely increase in visits to the emergency room (ER),...


Nov 17, 2017, 09:40 ET Three Ways to Avoid a Trip to the ER This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving should be a time for family, friends and plenty of delicious food, not for preventable trips to the emergency room. These suggestions...


Nov 08, 2017, 16:54 ET A Tiny Microchip Wins Big!

Inspired by the smart technology of a hand-held game controller, Dr. Joshua Broder of Duke University walked away the ultimate winner in the...


Nov 06, 2017, 11:01 ET ACEP Statement on Mass Shooting at Texas Church

In response to the mass shooting at a Texas church on Sunday, Dr. Paul Kivela, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)...


Nov 02, 2017, 17:55 ET Emergency Medications Act Expected To Become Law

The American College of Emergency Physicians today commended Congress for passing the "Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of...


Nov 01, 2017, 15:33 ET ACEP Elects Members To Board of Directors

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today announced the election of four members to its Board of Directors during ACEP17 —...


Nov 01, 2017, 15:22 ET ACEP Elects Dr. John Rogers as President-Elect

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today announced that John Rogers, MD, FACEP, of Macon, Georgia, was elected President-elect...


Nov 01, 2017, 15:09 ET ACEP Elects New Officers To Board of Directors

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today announced the election of new officers to its Board of Directors during ACEP17—Scientific...


Oct 30, 2017, 10:00 ET Research Offers New Insights Into the Opioid Crisis

Two studies presented today at a research forum detail the intractability of opiate dependency, including among patients who are successfully...


Oct 19, 2017, 14:55 ET ACEP Statement on Alexander-Murray Bipartisan Legislation

In response to the Alexander-Murray legislation introduced today, the president of the American College of Emergency Physicians Becky Parker, MD,...


Oct 19, 2017, 13:18 ET ACEP's American Association of Women Emergency Physicians Names Christiana Care's Dr. Erin Watson Outstanding Emergency Department Director of 2017

The American Association of Women Emergency Physicians has named Erin Watson, M.D., FACEP, Outstanding Emergency Department Director for 2017 for...


Oct 12, 2017, 09:40 ET Latest Emergency Medicine Research Highlights The Evolving Emergency Medical Care Landscape

Leading researchers in emergency medicine will present nearly 500 studies during ACEP17-Scientific Assembly, the annual meeting of the...


Oct 10, 2017, 00:01 ET ACEP: Health Insurers Disagree With Your Decision To Visit The ER -- And They Refuse To Pay!

In a controversial decision, health insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield is warning policy holders — in Georgia, Kentucky and Missouri —...


Oct 02, 2017, 14:21 ET ACEP Statement on Las Vegas Mass Shooting

The Nevada College of Emergency Physicians and the American College of Emergency Physicians today issued a joint statement about the mass shooting...