Legislative Updates

MOCEP Advocacy Day

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2015 Second Annual MOCEP Advocacy Day – Jefferson City

January 21st 2015

It is easy to dismiss advocacy as simply “politics” or efforts best left to lobbyists. However, as emergency physicians, you practice advocacy every day. Every time you stand up on behalf of a vulnerable patient, or struggle to obtain the resources you need to provide quality emergency care for your community you are acting as an advocate.

Unfortunately, the challenges that we must face in order to provide high quality care for our patients goes beyond our local emergency departments and hospitals. Laws such as EMTALA, HIPAA and the Affordable Care Act impact our practice on a daily basis. As emergency physicians, we must work together to insure that safe and high quality emergency care continues to be available to our patients – wherever and whenever we are needed!

Join leaders from MoCEP and from around the state of Missouri to discuss advocacy and health policy topics that impact us and our patients on a daily basis.

National issues such as the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) and EMTALA will be discussed.

Our MoCEP governmental consultant team will also review current topics being debated in Jefferson City such as Medicaid Expansion, emergency department utilization, and tort reform.

After presentations from our engaging speakers, MOCEP will arrange group meetings with your state representatives and senators so YOU can be the voice of emergency medicine in Missouri!

Current Schedule – Jefferson City, MO

8:30 – 9:00 Breakfast/ MOCEP president welcome

9:00 – 9:30 Rep Eric Burlison– Tort Reform

9:30 – 10:15 Rep.  Jay Barnes – Medicaid Expansion

10:15- 10:30 – Break

10:30 – 11:00 Jorgen Schlemeier MOCEP Governmental Consultant –  Overview of Missouri Legislative Topics

11:00 – 12:00 – Lunch

1:00 – 3:00 Meetings with legislators

Registration is FREE. RSVP required for attendance, SPACE IS LIMITED (Deadline Jan 16). Please contact Margie@mocep.org