EMTALA Regulation Series Part 3 (Webinar T071520IA)
Wed, Jul 15, 2020
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Part three in a three-part series in partnership with the Iowa Hospital Association. The fee for each webinar in this series is $225 for GHA members, $195 for members of any affiliated GHA Society, and $295 for non-members. There will be no charge for additional lines for each facility or system.
Medicare-certified hospitals and critical-access hospitals with emergency departments must follow the federal law and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations and interpretative guidelines for the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA). This three-part series will focus on problematic areas of EMTALA concepts, adequacy of medical screening and on-call physician issues. Fines have more than doubled since 2015 when CMS implemented the inflationary adjustment retroactive to the implementation of the EMTALA regulations.
This part will focus on physician involvement with the EMTALA process including on-call physician schedules, on-call physician rules, when an on-call physician must appear in the emergency department and how to deal with risky patient situations such as leaving against medical advice and leaving without being seen.