EMTALA Update 2023: Two-Part Webinar Series (W3061)

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Tuesday, December 05, 2023 - Tuesday, December 12, 2023   iCalendar Eastern Standard Time

Part One: Tuesday, Dec. 5 (10 a.m.-noon ET)

Part Two: Tuesday, Dec. 12 (10 a.m.-noon ET)


Laura A. Dixon, BS, JD, RN, CPHRM

Course Curriculum

Every hospital that has an emergency department and accepts Medicare and Medicaid payment must follow the federal law and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation (CoPs) Interpretive Guidelines on the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA).

Hospitals without emergency departments must comply with EMTALA if they have specialized capabilities. For example, EMTALA can impact obstetrical patients and behavioral health patients. CMS made changes to include the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act with an updated survey memo on the issue.

This two-part webinar will cover the regulations and interpretive guidelines regarding EMTALA. The sessions will cover all 12 sections, tag numbers, and an additional section for on-call physicians and the shared and community care plan process. 

The series will include discussion of a case that has created an enormous expansion of hospital and practitioner liability under federal law. The case, Moses v. Providence Hospital and Medical Centers, Inc., No. 07-2111 (6th Cir. April 2009), overruled the CMS regulation that EMTALA obligations end when the hospital admits the patient in good faith. The case illustrates the importance of understanding the role that case law has in the outcome of EMTALA litigation.

These programs will also discuss a recent case against a hospital which was the largest EMTALA settlement of 1.2 million dollars. It is anticipated that health care will see larger EMTALA fines and more activity because of the higher fines and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) final changes. These changes are not in the CMS CoPs and will be reviewed in this webinar.

Continuing Education Credits

The Georgia Hospital Association Research & Education Foundation is an approved provider of nursing home administrator credits as a professional trade association in long term care under Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. 393-13-.02, (1) (a).  Approved for 4 contact hours. 

By attending the webinar EMTALA Update 2023: Two-Part Webinar Series offered by Georgia Hospital Association, participants may earn up to 4 ACHE Qualified Education Hours toward initial certification or recertification of the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) designation. Attendees who wish to have the hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit must self-report their participation by logging into their MyACHE account and selecting ACHE Qualified Education Credit.


If you need assistance with registration, please contact the education department at education@gha.org or 770-249-4529

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