Consultation Service

The AAEM Physician Group Consultation Service allows emergency physician groups to obtain brief consultation on a variety of topics. Consults will typically occur via phone and/or email, but occasionally may occur in person. Topics can include patient flow, patient experience, staffing, group governance, dealing with impaired physicians, recruiting, coding/billing/reimbursement, insurer contracts, medicolegal issues, diversity, growth/expansion, clinical protocols, finance, contract threats, leadership transitions, telemedicine, freestanding EDs, urgent care, residency education, medical student education, nurse interactions, medical staff interactions, hospital leadership interactions, etc. The AAEM-PG Consultation Service can also offer formal coaching to ED leaders.

Pricing: AAEM-PG clients will receive credit for 20 consultant hours per ED site ($10,000 value), per year. Non-AAEM-PG clients could also access the Consultation Service, at the standard rate of $500 per hour. AAEM-PG clients that fully utilize their allotment can purchase additional consultant hours at a discounted rate of $300 per hour. Consults will be billed in 15-minute increments. Travel time, if necessary, will be billed at the same rate (flight/drive time only).

Process: Contact Missy Zagroba, Executive Director at to purchase AAEM-PG Consultation Service hours (minimum of 4 hours) or with any questions you may have. After you purchase consultation services, the staff will provide the introduction and contact info for the consultant. If you would like a recommendation on the most appropriate consultant, you may contact AAEM-PG CMO Dr. Robert McNamara at, and he will help coordinate.

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