ED Coordination Project

The Emergency Department Coordination Project (EDCP) is a collaborative project with the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association (ASHNHA) State of Alaska and the AK Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). The project is part of Senate Bill 74 Medicaid Reform that passed last session. The language in SB 74 is modeled after Washington’s ER is for Emergencies project that saved Washington State $33.6 million in one year.

The legislation includes implementation of an electronic information system to be used in emergency departments. The system is a collaborative care management tool designed to increase the effectiveness of existing care management resources, reduce medically-unnecessary ED readmissions, integrate with the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) and improve quality of care through consistent delivery of care. The EDCP also includes patient education, establishing uniform statewide guidelines for prescribing narcotics in an ED.

On February 28 ASHNHA, the Alaska Chapter of American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and Collective Medical Technologies (CMT) presented to the House HSS on the ED project. Click here to view the video and download the slides.

For more information about the Medicaid Redesign Initiative with the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services please see their website.

For more information about Washington State’s ER project please see their website.

Project Documents

Alaska Emergency Department Opioid and Controlled Substances Prescribing Guidelines

PreManage ED Info Sheet – CollectiveMedical Technologies

WA State Medicaid: Implemtation and Impact of “ER is for Emergencies” Program, The Brookings Institution

For more information about the EDCP, please contact [email protected] at ASHNHA.