Oregon ACEP Council Delegates Evangeline Sokol MD, John Moorhead MD, Michelle Shaw MD, Samuel Kim MD, and Michael McCaskill MD represented Oregon docs at the 2017 ACEP Council meeting. Resolutions voted on included increasing diversity in the College, expanding involvement and participation of EMRA members, and various strategies to address the opioid crisis.
Nationally, ACEP chapters are fighting battles with insurance companies (such as the highly publicized fight with Anthem over prudent-lay-person), out of network billing and expanding access to mental health care. These issues will be on the top of the list as we create our plan for the Legislative & Advocacy Conference (LAC) this Spring. If you are planning to attend LAC, please contact us so we can include you in our group strategizing.