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Healthcare Hero Highlight: Megan Doolittle

For many who work in the healthcare, they will tell you the greatest honor is to live to serve...

SDAHO’s Healthcare Hero: Mindy Farsdale, LPN – Nurse Manager Adult Day Services

Serving our aging communities comes with many rewarding moments. Whether through a long-term care facility, home health, or a...

SDAHO Healthcare Hero: Sarah Smith, RN, Monument Health, Rapid City

Those who become a nurse often do so to make a difference in the lives of others, by improving...

Nominate a Healthcare Hero Today

Congratulations to all the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations Healthcare Heroes. The hero campaign is designed to recognize...

Healthcare Heroes Highlight: Amanda Uecker & Jessie Kuechenmeister

Life inside any long-term care facility comes with unique challenges, opportunities and rewarding moments. The activities team often bring...

Healthcare Hero Highlight: Adriana Boyd

Life changed for many as COVID-19 spread across the globe. If you lived or worked in a long-term care...

Healthcare Hero: Mindy Smith

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a major disruptor for the healthcare industry. We have witnessed how an essential need...

Healthcare Hero Highlight: Trish Annetts

The past year has created challenging times, especially for those in the healthcare industry. Even with the extra responsibilities...

Healthcare Hero Highlight: Juneanne Volk

Superheroes come in all shapes and sizes. Some have superpowers and wear fancy capes others might be more discrete....

One Year of COVID: Healthcare Heroes Turn the Tide

In 2020, COVID-19 showed how our world could change in a matter of days. Now—thanks to the bravery of...

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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