May 2024 News from the College

After serving ACEP for 29 years, Reimbursement Director David A. McKenzie, CAE, will be retiring at the end of June.

For many members, Mr. McKenzie has been a staple at ACEP’s educational conferences with a deep knowledge of emergency medicine reimbursement and coding information. He also was quick to offer personal assistance to member inquiries for their specific payment-related questions.

Mr. McKenzie was the liaison to the ACEP Reimbursement, and Coding and Nomenclature Advisory Committees, as well as ACEP’s staff contact for the AMA RVS Update Committee (RUC) and the CPT Editorial Panel, where he represented member interests.

In 2018, Mr. McKenzie was honored with the Specialty Society Staff Excellence Award. This is the highest award available for specialty society staff serving the CPT process, and the nomination comes from AMA CPT staff. He was recognized for his excellent assistance in developing code change applications, education on CPT codes, and support of members and staff. Mr. McKenzie won the award previously in 1998, and in 2015, he won the Excellence in Education Award.

While the window to submit CME course proposals has passed, there is still time to be considered for a speaking opportunity at ACEP24 in Las Vegas (Sept. 29–Oct. 2). ACEP’s Educational Meetings Subcommittee is accepting Off-Track Course proposals through June 30. What is the difference in a CME course and an Off-Track course? Off-Track Courses:

  • Provide a voice for ACEP sections and committees to reach beyond their membership.
  • Offer later deadlines for more “of-the-moment” content outside of strict CME planning requirements.
  • Can discuss topics that may be restricted by ACCME guidelines.
  • Allow attendees and their guests to attend educational, non-clinical courses.

ACEP Now is looking for its next resident to join our editorial team. The position is open to any emergency medicine resident physician in an ACGME-accredited program who will be PGY2–4 during the July 2024–July 2025 Resident/Fellow term. Applications are due June 15, 2024, for a year-long term that will begin July 15, 2024. Learn more and apply at acepnow.com/article/resident-fellow.

The ACEP Now Editorial Advisory Board would like to expand its group of columnists and writers. Are you:

  • Boarded in Emergency Medicine with a Critical Care subspecialty and aware of current updates in EMCC?
  • An emergency physician with medical malpractice or risk management expertise?

For either column, ACEP Now needs excellent writers who are reliable, are able to meet deadlines, have unique ideas that meet the pulse of the membership, and are not currently a recurring writer in another publication. If you are interested, please send an email telling us why you’d be a great fit, along with at least one writing sample, to acepnow@acep.org.