Dr. Matt Birnholz is joined by Dean Wilkerson, Executive Director for American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). Mr. Wilkerson provides an overview of ACEP's highest priority initiatives and ongoing efforts from the organization's leadership to help advance emergency medical care nationwide. Topics of discussion include the following:
- Increasing awareness toward outcomes measures and reporting for improved quality of emergency care.
- Defining emergency medicine's vital role in the 'Medical Neighborhood' models of patient care.
- Understanding the controversies over balance billing in emergency departments, how this affects both patients and clinicians, and what can be done about it.
For more information about ACEP's strategic goals and activities, visit www.acep.org.