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Funding for Medicare rural extenders package remains high priority

With a Feb. 8 funding deadline approaching, Congress needs to address several items of unfinished business, namely the expiring Medi­care rural ambulance and home health add-ons, the low-volume payment adjustment and a delay in the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) cuts due to take effect this year.

Rumors continue to persist that the extenders package provisions could be considered as a part of the next spending package vote which must occur before the Feb. 8 deadline.

Throughout this process, medical providers remain at risk of further Medicare and Medicaid cuts. These cuts could be considered to offset the anticipated increases in the spending caps or to pay for extending the expiring Medicare provisions.

This means the next few weeks will be critical. Our message to the South Dakota congressional delegation is: NO more Medicare payment cuts!  Please continue to reach out to Sen. Rounds and Sen. Thune and Rep. Noem requesting they support the rural extenders package.

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15jun12:00 pm2:00 pmEMTALA 2 Part Series2-Part Series12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Event Type :Education Events,Webinar

15jun3:00 pm4:00 pmCovid's Impact on Trust in Health CareWebinar3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Event Type :Webinar

16jun10:00 am12:00 pmSDAHO District II Summer MeetingWebster, SD10:00 am - 12:00 pm Event Type :District Meeting

16jun1:00 pm2:00 pmMedical Marijuana and SD Department of HealthWebinar1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Event Type :Education Events,Webinar

17jun12:30 pm1:30 pmEmbracing High Reliability to Build Our New NormalWebinar Series12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Event Type :Education Events,Webinar

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June 15 at Noon - 2pm CST

This program will cover the following (Part 1 of 2):

  • OIG changes that every hospital should be aware of
  • Two-day visit with immediate jeopardy
  • Common deficiency report by CMS
  • Basic concept of EMTALA
  • Revised manual
  • New survey memos
  • How to locate copy of the EMTALA regulations
  • OCR memo and EMTALA investigations
  • OIG advisory opinions on EMTALA
  • Compliance program
  • CMS Survey memos regarding EMTALA
  • Impact of COVID-19 on EMTALA
  • EMTALA definitions and requirements
  • The Joint Commission standards
  • EMTALA sign requirements
  • To whom EMTALA applies
  • Reasonable registration process
  • Financial questions from patients
  • Patients who sign out AMA
  • Specialized capability
  • Policies and procedures required
  • Hospital recommendations

 

July 20 at Noon to 2pm CST

This program will cover the following (Part 2 of 2):

  • On-call physician issues
  • Dedicated emergency department
  • Central log
  • Special responsibilities
  • Meaning of “comes to the ED”
  • Definition of hospital property
  • EMTALA and outpatients
  • Capacity
  • Dedicated emergency department
  • Inpatients and observation patients
  • Medical screening exam
  • Certification of false labor
  • Born alive law and EMTALA
  • Minor child request for treatment
  • Telemetry
  • When diversion is allowed
  • Parking of patients
  • Helipad
  • State plans and EMTALA
  • Who can be a QMP
  • Waiver of sanctions
  • Requests for medications
  • Blood alcohol tests
  • Emergency medical condition
  • Stabilization
  • OB patients
  • Born-Alive Infant Protection Act and MLN clarification
  • Transfer and transfer forms
  • Behavioral health patients
  • QIO role with EMTALA