Audio Conference Clarifies Final EMTALA Regulations

The final version of the recently proposed changes to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) takes effect on Nov. 10. To provide you with critical information on the updated regulations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Thomson American Health Consultants offers New EMTALA Regulations: Are They Too Good to be True?—an audio conference on Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 2:30-3:30 p.m., EST.

While the new rule is intended to ease restrictions for hospitals, it’s only good news if you implement it correctly. You still could face violations, hefty fines, and misinterpretation.

  • How do you provide emergency treatment during a national emergency?
  • How does EMTALA apply to inpatients, including those admitted through the ED?
  • What should be procedure regarding on-call lists?
  • What’s the new rule regarding hospital-owned ambulances?
  • How are off-campus clinics affected?

Ensure that you and your staff are prepared with straightforward advice from a panel of EMTALA experts. The program will be presented by James R. Hubler, MD, JD, FACEP, FAAEM, FCLM, attending physician and clinical assistant professor of surgery, Department of Emergency Medicine, OSF Saint Francis Hospital and University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria, IL; and Robert A. Bitterman, MD, JD, FACEP, director of risk management and managed care, Department of Emergency Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC.

Our expert advice will help you steer clear of potential pitfalls. At the end of this audio conference, participants will be able to:

  • Compare previous EMTALA regulations with the final regulations;
  • Identify several legal issues for a facility that might arise based on the final rule;
  • Discuss at least three provisions of the final EMTALA regulation;
  • Identify ways in which to initiate the required mandates of the final revisions.

Each participant can earn FREE CE or CME for one low facility fee. Invite as many participants as you wish to listen to the audio conference for $249, and each participant will have the opportunity to earn 1 nursing contact hour or 1 AMA Category 1 CME credit. The conference package also includes handouts, additional reading, a free 48-hour replay of the live conference, and a CD recording of the program.

For more information or to register, call Thomson American Health Consultants’ customer service department at (800) 688-2421 or (404) 262-5476, or e-mail customerservice@ahcpub.com. When ordering, reference effort code: 83941.