It is time for a NEW ERA in emergency physician group management
The AAEM Physician Group holds true to the values that have guided AAEM for 30 years: fairness, transparency, and empowering our emergency physicians. Democratic, physician-owned, emergency medicine groups provide the highest level of patient care and have the strongest commitment to their hospitals and local communities. The AAEM Physician Group supports existing democratic emergency physician groups and can assist in the creation of new groups.
The AAEM Physician Group can help you:
- Optimize the management of your emergency physician group
- Protect your group from external and internal threats
- Recruit the best emergency medicine specialists
- Access the expertise of AAEM-PG leadership and expert consultants
- Negotiate effectively with insurers and vendors
News and Updates
Texas Medical Association: AAEM Physician Group Chief Medical Officer quoted in Hospitalist Corporate Practice article in Texas Medicine - 7/26/18
These problems don’t just infringe on the practice of medicine here and there — they signal the steady erosion of key legal protections designed to keep non-medical professionals from interfering in a physician’s medical judgment, Dr. McNamara told Texas Medicine. “There’s some legendary stuff that they’re doing [to] the practice of medicine.”
EM News: Special Report: Hospitalists, Emergency Physicians, and Cross-Subsidization - 2/2/18
Dr. McNamara said the trend represents a threat to the specialty of emergency medicine. “First, it creates further growth of these large corporate-owned groups, which AAEM believes is not in the best interest of patients
AAEM-PG Welcomes Second Group: Chesapeake Emergency Physicians - 11/3/16
The American Academy of Emergency Medicine Physician Group (AAEM-PG) is proud to announce Chesapeake Emergency Physicians (CEP) will be joining as AAEM-PG's second group.
Journal of Emergency Medicine article on EM profiteering - 6/16/16
This article co-authored by the AAEM Physician Group CMO, Robert McNamara, MD FAAEM, is an extensive review of the problems associated with corporate control of the practice of emergency medicine. It describes many of the reasons why AAEM has embarked on this venture to preserve and restore physician ownership in the practice of EM. The article describes the potential negative repercussions for patients and the physicians who care for them in a corporate model.