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What EMA Offers Physicians

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Mission Statement: 

Emergency Medical Associates (EMA) is a group of physicians supported by exceptional solutions for the measurable success of our hospital partners.
 
EMA strives to provide the optimal business model for emergency physicians, including:

  • A stimulating professional environment
  • Professional independence
  • Financial security

Since 1977, EMA has offered opportunities for all physicians to participate in the group’s decision-making process. 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.  
 
As an EMA employee, you will join approximately 400 physicians who provide exceptional patient care services in more than 30 emergency departments.  EMA offers a wide variety of practice opportunities ranging from community hospitals to trauma centers and teaching institutions.


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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. 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. 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 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.
 

 
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”. 

 

 
PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
     

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.