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Hospitals with emergency departments that accept Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement must follow the federal law and the CMS interpretive guidelines on Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA). EMTALA deficiencies are the most problematic standards for hospitals. Recent CMS deficiency report found more than 2,600 EMTALA deficiencies, and over 120 of them were related to on-call physician issues. To address EMTALA deficiencies, EMTALA penalties have more than doubled in 2017.
Join our expert in this three-part webinar series as she reviews EMTALA regulations and interpretive guidelines and the Office of Inspector General's (OIG) proposed changes, which will affect on-call physicians. The series will cover all 12 sections of the law, in addition to the expanded section for on-call physicians, and it will outline the shared and community care plan processes.
The series will also discuss Moses v. Providence Hospital and Medical Centers, Inc., case, where the court overruled the CMS regulation that EMTALA obligations end when the hospital admits a patient in good faith. This case illustrates the importance of understanding how case laws can impact the outcome of EMTALA litigation.
The EMTALA law and the accompanying regulations are complex and difficult to comprehend. Failure to comply with the law can result in penalties for hospitals and physicians. The program is structured to make the requirements understandable for you and your organization.
|- OIG proposed changes||- Beneficiary and Family Centered Care (BFCC) QIOs process|
|- CMS deficiency memo||- EMTALA overview|
|- OCR memo & EMTALA investigations||- OIG advisory opinions on EMTALA|
|- Compliance program||- CMS memo on Ebola & EMTALA|
|- CMS memo on telemedicine & EMTALA||- CMS memo on payment & collections|
|- TJC standards||- EMTALA requirements|
|- EMTALA sign requirements||- Who does EMTALA apply to?|
|- EMTALA resources||And more!|
|- Payment issues||- Registration process|
|- Financial questions from patients||- Patients who sign out AMA|
|- Specialized capabilities||- EMTALA policies & procedures|
|- On-call physician issues||- Hospital recommendations|
|- Central log||- What a dedicated ED looks like|
|- Special responsibilities||- "Comes to the ED" meaning|
|- Definition of hospital property||- Outpatients|
|- Inpatient & observation patients||And more!|
|- Medical screening exam||- Certification of false labor|
|- Minor child request for treatment||- Born alive law & EMTALA|
|- When can you be on diversion?||- Telemetry|
|- State plans & EMTALA||- Patient parking & helipad|
|- Moses v. Providence Hospital case||- Qualified medical personnel|
|- Requests for medications||- Waiver of sanctions|
|- Blood alcohol tests||- Emergency medical condition|
|- Stabilization||- Obstetrics patients|
|- Transfer forms||- Behavioral health patients|
|- QIO role with EMTALA||And more!|
Your order includes:
Anyone involved with or interested in compliance regulations regarding the emergency department, including but not limited to: ED Managers, ED Physicians, ED Nurses, ED Medical Directors, OB Managers, OB Nurses, Outpatient Directors, Directors of Hospital-Based Ambulance Services, Director of Registration, Registration Staff, ED Education Staff, On-Call Physicians, CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CMOs, CNOs, CE Directors, Quality Improvement Staff, Nurses (all levels), Compliance Officers, CMS Liaisons, TJC Liaisons, Registration Staff, Safety Officers and Staff, Ethics Committee Members, Consumer Advocates, Risk Managers, Legal Counsel, Behavioral Health Staff, Psychiatry Staff, Discharge Planners, Hospice Staff and Regulatory Affairs Staff.