Dear Potential NAFEC Member,
On behalf of the National Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers (NAFEC), we would like to invite you to become a new member of your industry’s national trade association.
NAFEC represents the unique interests of freestanding emergency centers (FECs) delivering emergency medicine outside of the traditional hospital setting. NAFEC’s goal is to promote growth and advocate for fair regulation for FECs – both on a national and state level. The success of the association is directly linked to its membership and the ability to come together as a unified voice.
As with any regulated industry, much of the focus of our efforts fall in the legislative and regulatory arenas. The FEC industry is directly influenced by the actions of Congress, state legislatures and licensing bodies, and state health service departments.
Also, as FECs come under review MedPAC, NAFEC is focusing a lot of time and resourcing to establish a presence in Washington D.C. NAFEC will serve as your advocate with lawmakers and with agency regulators throughout the year.
Consistent communication with elected officials is particularly important in allowing physician partners and facilities to participate in the legislative process. One of the most effective methods to deliver our industry’s message is for NAFEC to facilitate direct meetings between FEC owners, physicians, patients, and lawmakers.
NAFEC has also taken on a role of educating your peers in the medical community and the public about the benefits of freestanding emergency medicine. A consistent message communicated by our membership increases the chance that FECs will make a lasting and positive impact in bringing quality emergency medicine to communities across the U.S.
This is an exciting and critical time for FECs, as decisions made now will significantly impact the trajectory of the industry. There is plenty of work to be done as the industry continues its growth nationwide, and we’re hopeful to have you on the team. Thank you for your interest in NAFEC, we look forward to working with you in the future.
NAFEC Board of Directors