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ED and EMTALA Compliance (Webinar T6089) Tue, Oct 1, 2019 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Emergency Department (ED) and Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) Compliance (Webinar T6089)

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 / 1:30 – 3:00p.m. EDT

The price for the webinar discounted to $225 per phone line

Speaker:

Duane Abbey, PhD, CFP

Abbey & Abbey Consultants

Management Consultant and President

Dr. Abbey has provided health care consulting services to hospitals, physicians, and medical clinics for more than two decades.

His focus is in the areas of compliance, payment and delivery systems. In addition to consulting, he is an invited presenter for hospital associations, medical societies and other professional groups. Dr. Abbey is an established health care author.

The speaker has no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this presentation.

Course Curriculum:

A hospital emergency department’s (ED) primary focus is to take care of patients. Every effort is made to have the right physicians, the right supplies, staff and equipment to provide emergent medical care. While there can be long discussions about emergent versus urgent versus clinical presentations, the bottom-line is that the ED must be able to accommodate a wide range of care scenarios and must be equipped to provide all necessary services.

The backdrop to all of this are the significant compliance concerns. Doing this program, our presenter will discuss these concerns. First, there is the Emergency Medical and Labor Act (EMTALA). Second, there are various coding and billing issues which may vary based upon the given third-party payer. While the hospital may have a general compliance plan, there is a need for specialized policies and procedures relative to special compliance considerations for the ED. Conducting audits is one way to determine whether there are weaknesses in compliance and consideration of auditing documentation is the other. Join us for this important discussion as our speaker focuses on this and other ED and EMTALA compliance issues.

Continuing Education Credits:

Georgia Hospital Association is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Approved for 1.5 Contact Hours

The Georgia Hospital Association Research & Education Foundation is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Georgia Hospital Association Research & Education Foundation designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

If you are registering for an out-of-state hospital association, please contact Bess Zappa, bzappa@gha.org or 770-249-4542.