Audio conference clarifies final EMTALA regulations

Do they seem too good to be true?

The final version of the recently proposed changes to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) takes effect Nov. 10.

To provide you with critical information on the updated regulations from the Centers for Medicare & 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 clarifies many points and is intended to reduce the compliance burden for hospitals and physicians, it’s only good news if you implement it correctly.

You still could face violations, hefty fines, confusion, and misinterpretation. Find out the answers to the following questions:

• What is your role during a national emergency?

• How are off-campus centers affected?

• Are you subject to EMTALA?

• What are you required to do regarding emergency patients?

Ensure you and your staff are prepared with straightforward advice from a panel of EMTALA experts.

Our expert advice will help you steer clear of potential pitfalls.

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; and Robert A. Bitterman, MD, JD, FACEP, director of risk management and managed care, department of emergency medicine, Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC.

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. E-mail: customerservice@ahcpub.com. When ordering, reference effort code: 83941.