Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Quality Excellence Award Nominations 2021

Nominations are now being accepted for the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organization’s annual Quality Excellence Awards. The awards...

Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Survey

The Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) has released a needs assessment to identify mental health training...
Great Plains QIN

Covid-19 Staff Vaccination Ambassador Campaign by Great Plains QIN

Great Plains QIN is celebrating and recognizing organizations with high staff COVID-19 vaccination rates throughout North Dakota and South...

Project Firstline Seeks Frontline Professional Feedback

We know COVID won’t be the last threat. As new diseases emerge, we want to make sure EVERYONE in...

CMS Community Champions Video Launch

On May 5, 2021, as a part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) ongoing COVID response...

Quality Reporting Program Submission Deadline is May 17

The submission deadline for the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF), Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH), and Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality...

World Immunization Week 2021

With all eyes on vaccines, World Immunization Week, April 24th – 30th 2021 offer an unprecedented opportunity to build...

Better Choices, Better Health for your Patients

​Better Choices, Better Health® SD (BCBH-SD) offers chronic disease self-management education workshops that are designed to help adults living...

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW) provides the profession with a unique opportunity to increase public understanding of and appreciation...

Frontline Healthcare Professionals! WE NEED YOUR HELP!

​The South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care is partnering with the SD Department of Health on the CDC’s Project...

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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