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New 2014 POLST Form

The new 2014 POLST form form is online and available to download. The new form goes into effect on October 1, 2014. To view the 2014 form, download the updated resources, and learn more about the changes to POLST visit capolst.org/2014polst.

Board of Directors Election Results

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2014 California ACEP Board of Directors Election. The new and re-elected (I = Incumbent) directors are: Kevin Jones, DO Stephen Liu, MD, FACEP (I) Cameron McClure, MD, FACEP (I) Mark Notash, MD Maria Raven, MD, MPH, FACEP (I) Eric Snyder, MD, FACEP (I) Larry Stock, MD, FACEP (I) Congratulations to all!

MICRA Ballot Initiative – Vote No on 46

On May 15, 2014, the trial lawyers and Consumer Watchdog’s MICRA initiative, Proposition 46, qualified for the November ballot. They are pushing this initiative as drug testing for physicians and mandatory checking of CURES, but make no mistake: this is about rolling back MICRA by more than quadrupling the current cap, with more increases for the foreseeable future. A broad…read more →

California Receives “F” in Access to Emergency Care on ACEP’s National Report Card

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) released its 2014 state-by-state report card on America’s emergency care environment. According to the ACEP Report Card, California received an “F” in Access to Emergency Care, “C-” in Quality and Patient Safety Environment, “C+” in Medical Liability Environment, “B+” in Public Health and Injury Prevention, and “C-” in Disaster Preparedness. The state’s overall…read more →

Emergency Physicians Exempted from 10% Provider Cut for Treating Patients in Medi-Cal Managed Care

California ACEP received confirmation from the California Department of Health Care Services that emergency physicians have been exempted from the 10% provider cut for treating patients in Medi-Cal Managed Care. Breakdown of the Cuts: Cut does not apply to Medi-Cal Managed Care on a prospective basis. Cut was not retroactively applied to Medi-Cal Managed Care. Emergency physicians are still subject…read more →

Emergency Medical Services Committee – May 2015

Emergency Medical Services Committee – May 2015

Emergency Medical Services Committee – April 2015

Emergency Medical Services Committee – April 2015

Emergency Medical Services Committee – January 2015

Emergency Medical Services Committee – January 2015