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Advocacy Day

Travel to Capitol Hill: Meet Representatives & Discuss Policy Issues


June 5, 2017

NEW: AAEM Health Policy in Emergency Medicine (HPEM) Symposium

Are you new to advocacy efforts on the Hill? Want to get your feet wet, or refresh your knowledge about health policy and advocacy?

Join AAEM & AAEM/RSA in a day of learning about health policy and political advocacy at HPEM!


There is no registration fee for HPEM. There are only 40 spaces available, so please only register if you plan to attend. All participants are also invited to take part in Advocacy Day on June 6, 2017!

HPEM Symposium Agenda




Introductions & Welcome Speech


  1. Understand the basics of health policy and advocacy
  2. Explain the role of AAEM within national EM health policy


Due Process


  1. To Define Due Process
  2. Understand AAEM’s position on Due Process and its implication for the emergency physician


Balance Billing/Out of network Fees


  1. Define balanced billing
  2. Explain potential pitfalls related to balanced billing for patients receiving emergency care
  3. Understand the national legislation surrounding balanced billing




  1. Define the EMTALA Law
  2. Understand the impact of EMTALA on emergency medicine policy
  3. Understand current issues surrounding EMTALA and emergency medicine




AHCA/The New Health Care Law and Direction of HHS/CMS


  1. Obtain an overview of the AHCA and its effects on emergency medicine policy


PANEL — Emergency Medicine and the New Administration/New Health Policy


  1. Review recent changes in legislation that affect the emergency medicine physician
  2. Understand varying perspectives regarding emergency medicine and health policy




MACRA and Physician Reimbursement


  1. Understand the history and latest developments of MACRA and its implications on emergency medicine practice


Open Books


  1. Understand billing and reimbursement, particularly with respect to transparency and open book policy in emergency medicine practice


Networking Social/Happy Hour


This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits


June 6, 2017

AAEM & AAEM/RSA Advocacy Day

Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill!

Take your knowledge from HPEM symposium directly to the Hill to advocate for yourself and your patients! Join us for targeted meetings with Congressional Leaders to discuss issues of importance to emergency physicians.

What can I expect?


Washington, DC 20004

Hotel Options

Symposium and Advocacy Day attendees must make individual travel arrangements. Below are some hotel options for you to consider when making your travel arrangements to attend. The prices may change, so please check the link for current pricing information.

Courtyard Alexandria Old Town/Southwest
2700 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia
Subway Station: Eisenhower Avenue Metro Station Yellow Line 0.6 miles

Hampton Inn & Suites Reagan National Airport
2000 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia
3 blocks from Metro

The Westin Alexandria
400 Courthouse Square Alexandria, Virginia
King Street Subway Station

Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 
Metro station in lobby

Hotel Monaco
700 F Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
Directly across the street from Williams & Jensen offices


Looking for more ways to be involved?

Learn more about the AAEM/RSA Policy and Advocacy Congressional Elective.


Washington, DC 20004
Washington, DC 20004
Washington, DC 20004
Washington, DC 20004