Stay on top of EMTALA with audio conference

EMTALA rules continue to change — are you up to date?

Keep abreast of all the latest changes with EMTALA Update 2002, an audio conference sponsored by American Health Consultants. The conference, scheduled for Tuesday, June 4, 2002, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, will be presented by Charlotte S. Yeh, MD, FACEP, and Nancy J. Brent, RN, MS, JD. Yeh is medical director for Medicare policy at National Heritage Insurance Co. Brent is a Chicago-based attorney with extensive experience as a speaker on EMTALA and related health care issues.

The conference will outline a new report that puts a national spotlight on inadequate ED on-call coverage. There is a growing trend of specialists refusing to take call for the ED, partly due to increased liability risks for medical malpractice and violations of EMTALA. If you don’t take steps to ensure appropriate on-call coverage for your ED, you’re at risk for violations and adverse outcomes. This program also will update you on any legislative efforts to compel managed care plans to reimburse hospitals for EMTALA-related services.

Each participant can earn FREE CE or CME for one low facility fee. Invite as many participants as you wish to listen to the EMTALA Update 2002 audio conference for just $249 for American Health Consultants subscribers and $299 for nonsubscribers, and each participant will have the opportunity to earn 1 nursing contact hour or 1 AMA Category 1 CME credit. For more information, or to register, call American Health Consultants’ customer service department at (800) 688-2421 or (404) 262-5476, go on-line at, or e-mail