Since 1977, EMA has offered opportunities for all physicians to participate in the group’s ownership, governance, decision-making process, and earnings. This has enabled us to attract and retain quality career emergency physicians and long-term hospital clients, leading in turn to outstanding tenured work opportunities and business success. The manner in which EMA relates to our physician partners is embodied in a comprehensive employment agreement that can only be altered by two-thirds of the voting interest of the Partnership.
As an EMA employee, you will join approximately 400 physicians who provide exceptional patient care services in over 20 EMA managed Emergency Departments. EMA offers a wide variety of practice opportunities ranging from community hospitals to trauma centers and teaching institutions.
EMA is a truly democratic emergency physician group that is 100% physician owned and managed (by all the physicians, not just one or a small handful). Any new physician can become a full and equal partner, with an equal voice in governance, within four years.
HIGHLY COMPETITIVE COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
EMA’s data driven system allows us to optimize productivity, efficiency and collections at each site, resulting in highly competitive physician compensation for our physicians. Our performance based compensation programs also offers opportunity for additional compensation.
EMA provides one of the most comprehensive benefits plans, including health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance as well as retirement programs specifically designed for physicians. Malpractice insurance is also provided for all physicians.
PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
EMA supports the professional development of the entire ED team (physicians, associate practitioners, nurses, and the administrative staff) through a variety of robust CME courses, seminars, and educational conferences on pertinent issues to keep our clinicians abreast of industry regulations and trends. Educational programs are provided in both standard on and off-site formats in addition to web-based formats.
Opportunities are available for growth and development throughout the EMA management organization. This includes opportunities such as Regional Vice Presidents, ED Directors, Associate Directors and EMS Directors, as well as Academic appointments at our teaching institutions. Corporate committee participation within EMA provides a training ground for future posts in the career progression of our physicians. In addition, EMA supports our physicians in holding leadership roles in national, regional and local professional societies, such as ACEP, SAEM, AAEM, ACOEP and state chapters and associations.
EMA physicians are encouraged to participate in educational seminars, lectures, and publication of various articles, books, reviews, and reports. EMARF (EMA Research Foundation) provides financial support, offering a practical and enjoyable route to professional growth for the physician with academic aspirations, or who simply wishes to be well-grounded in all aspects of Emergency Medicine. Through this foundation, physicians have published over 900 articles in academic research journals.
DISTINGUISHED PHYSICIAN COLLEAGUES
Physicians who join EMA have a great sense of pride in being part of such a successful organization. The EMA team of professionals is obsessed with quality and excellence in the areas of patient care, satisfaction, productivity, educational/operational support, technology, and financial performance. By joining EMA, you become a member of a prestigious organization that is nationally recognized for leadership and academic contributions to the field of emergency medicine, and “Transforming Emergency Departments into Centers of Excellence”.
Because EMA’s practice management company is owned by EMA, extensive practice support efforts contribute to our goal of meeting the professional and personal needs of our physicians, while enabling EMA to build an impressive record in achieving patient satisfaction and appropriate reimbursement.
Support programs include:
Billing and Collections: Provided by our own highly specialized billing company with over 25 years experience in medical billing. Our proprietary billing software program addresses the innumerable billing requirements presented by various payers.
EDIMS: Electronic medical record and patient tracking system designed by our physicians to address clinical documentation, protocols, and efficiencies in the practice.
Clinical Information Managers: Medical scribes who assist in documentation, gathering information and expediting patient disposition. Benefits include increased patient satisfaction, increased physician performance, improved accuracy, and timeliness of the medical record.
ED Solutions: Provides expertise in the areas of “Best Practices”, performance improvement, comprehensive ED assessments, patient satisfaction, team productivity and “virtual ED” computer simulation modeling.
Malpractice Insurance/Risk Management: On-going programs to ensure risks are minimized and compliance is achieved.