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The Georgia Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians is an association of more than 500 Emergency Medicine physicians. GCEP promotes the highest standards of patient care throughout the state of Georgia through its advocacy and leadership efforts.


 2014 Coastal Emergency Medicine Conference
2014 Coastal Emergency Medicine Conference
Friday, June 6 - Sunday, June 8, 2014
Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Kiawah Island, SC



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The Georgia Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians is an association of more than 500 Emergency Medicine physicians. GCEP promotes the highest standards of patient care throughout the state of Georgia through its advocacy and leadership efforts.
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 GCEP News
PeachState Health Plan agrees to beneficial actions for Emergency Physcians & Emergency Departments

GCEP members:

Since 1/1/2013, PeachState Health Plan (a Georgia Medicaid company) had been improperly editing surgical care provided in the ED. These edits resulted in delayed, reduced and denied payments for Georgia EPs. After months of delays, at a conference call on October 12, 2013, PeachState Health Plan agreed to the following beneficial actions:
  1. PSHP will immediately remove their adverse software edits on surgical care in the ED for those procedures with 0- or 10- day global periods (virtually all of what EPs do surgically in the ED for Medicaid beneficiaries), and will resume coding appropriately for surgical care in the ED without requiring split-care modifiers for those 0- and 10- day global procedures.
  2. PSHP will immediately conduct a review of all of the 0- and 10- day global surgical services provided in the ED and will reimburse for those for which they did not provide the appropriate reimbursement. They will reimburse EPs for improperly denied or improperly reduced surgical services within 30 days. Neither EPs nor their billing companies will have to resubmit any bills.
  3. PSPH will provide Georgia EPs with a reconciliation document to assure us that they have completed their agreed-upon task appropriately.
  4. PHSP will post online at their website a summary of their verbal agreement with us and also post the rescinding of their prior adverse policy.
  5. PHSP will also communicate this resolution in writing to the GCEP President, Dr. John Rogers.
This represents a big win for EPs in Georgia and it is the culmination of 8 months of hard work by your GCEP leadership.

Please contact Tara Morrison (Executive Director, GCEP) if you have any questions on this subject.
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