March 1, 2017 Board of Directors & Committee Meeting Schedule

8:45 - 11:00 a.m. LDP
9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Executive Committee
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Membership/PR Committee
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Education Committee
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Health-Finance & Legislative Committees (LDP)
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Quality Committee
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Board of Directors


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!!


Critical Care in the ED

Wayne State University Department of Emergency Medicine in partnership with MCEP is sponsoring the 7th installment of the Critical Care in the ED on March 9, 2017. The objective of this conference is to provide high level information concerning the management of critically ill patients. Previous attendees have described this conference as a "can't miss" event for physicians and residents caring for critically ill patients. MORE INFO

APLS Course

Join us April 27-28, 2017 for the APLS: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Course which will be held at the DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI. Use these two days to immerse yourself in intense education and training and come away more knowledgeable, more skilled, and more confident in your ability to treat infants, children and adolescents. Day 2 will feature a Simulation Lab. This course is designed to provide up-to-date information on issues, topics and new techniques that will help Emergency Physicians improve their practice. The course is presented by experts selected for their outstanding teaching ability and experience in their particular field of expertise. MORE INFO


MCEP Faculty Profile Form

MCEP is looking for potential speakers for future conferences. If you are interested, please take the time to complete this Faculty Profile Form and send your current CV, to MCEP at If a speaker for a given topic is needed for a conference, faculty profile forms will be used as part of the process to identify potential speakers. If your name is not chose, your faculty profile will remain on file for consideration during the planning of future conferences.
Upcoming Events

March 1, 2017

Board of Directors
Chapter Office
Lansing, MI

March 9, 2017

Critical Care Practice in the ED
Somerset Inn
Troy, MI

March 12-15, 2017

ACEP Leadership Conference
Washington, DC

April 18, 2017

SIMWARS/Annual Meeting/Research Forum
CMU Education Building
Saginaw, MI

April 27-28, 2017

Spectrum Health
Grand Rapids, MI

May 3, 2017

Board of Directors
Chapter Office
Lansing, MI

May 6, 2017

Mock Oral Boards
Sinai-Grace Hospital
Detroit, MI

May 12, 2017

SaveMIHeart Conference
Livingston Co. EMS Complex
Howell, MI

July 30 - August 2, 2017

Michigan EM Assembly
Grand Hotel
Mackinac Island, MI

July 31, 2017

Board of Directors
Grand Hotel
Mackinac Island, MI