Medicaid Reimbursement Victory for Michigan Emergency Medicine Physicians

We are pleased to report that the enduring efforts of MCEP to convince State Medicaid officials to increase the rates for the Two-Tiered levels paid to emergency physicians has finally paid off!!  

Effective January 1, 2016, the new MEDICAID  rates are:              
UA Rate -  Treat and Admit       $97.06          (Previous $96.43)            
UD Rate  - Treat and Release    $50.44          (Previous $41.94)  

This equates to an additional 9 Million Dollars in Medicaid reimbursement annually for emergency physicians!!  This averages about $10,000 per practicing emergency physician in the state of Michigan!!   

This accomplishment could not have come to fruition without the hard work and perseverance of Drs. Antonio Bonfiglio, Rami Khoury, Kevin Monfette, James Ziadeh, Brad Uren, along with Bret Marr, our lobbyist, and Diane Kay Bollman, CEO.  The discussions began two years ago with countless meetings in Lansing and spanned the course of three State Medicaid Directors!  

It is gratifying to see that the State Medicaid officials recognize and appreciate the increasing volume of care being provided by emergency physicians across the State. We are truly the safety net providers for the state’s Medicaid population.  

Always remember that the Michigan College of Emergency Physicians is working diligently on a daily basis to support quality emergency medical care and promote the interests and values of YOU, our members!  This rate increase will pay your dues for the next ten years!!

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Michigan EM Assembly
Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, MI
Join us July 31 - August 3, 2016 at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island for one
of MCEP's finer meetings, the Annual Emergency Medicine Scientific Assembly, where physicians and other emergency medicine professionals gather for the purpose of exploration of new medical techniques and resources, legislative updates, management and reimbursement issues, and social interaction. Scientific Assembly courses are designed to provide up-to-date information on issues, topics, and techniques that will help emergency physicians strengthen their practice. MORE INFO


Observation Medicine Course
DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina
Do you want to learn how to help save your hospital up to $4.6 million each year and learn more about a growing value based service? Then the Observation Medicine 2016: Science and Solutions conference on September 15-16, 2016 is for you! During this two-day conference you will learn directly from and have opportunity to network with the leaders and authors of Observation medicine.. The target audience for this conference is healthcare executives, directors, physicians, midlevel providers, nurses, care managers, paramedics and anyone else interested in the high quality academic conference in Observation Medicine.  MORE INFO

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Upcoming Events



July 31 - August 3, 2016

Michigan EM Assembly
Grand Hotel
Mackinac Island, MI

August 1, 2016

Board of Directors
Grand Hotel
Mackinac Island, MI

August 16, 2016

Residents' Assembly
The Johnson Center
Howell, Michigan

August 18, 2016

ED Leadership & Management
The Johnson Center
Howell, Michigan

September 7, 2016

Board of Directors
Chapter Office
Lansing, Michigan

September 12-13, 2016

EM Ultrasound Course
Chapter Office
Lansing, Michigan

September 15-16, 2016

Observation Medicine Course
DoubleTree Hilton Hotel
Charleston, South Carolina

September 27, 2016

MCEP Councillor &
Board of Directors Meetings
Chapter Office
Lansing, Michigan


October 14-15, 2016

ACEP Council Meeting
Las Vegas, Nevada

October 16-19, 2016

ACEP Scientific Assembly
Las Vegas, Nevada