Monday, November 29, 2021
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EMTALA Part II

$99.00

Presenter: Laura A. Dixon, BS, JD, RN, CPHRM

CE’s: Certificate of attendance

2 hour session

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Description

Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) remains a hot topic with CMS and OIG and should now be on the radar screen for every hospital. There have been a recent increased number of deficiencies and increased CMS and OIG activity. As such, it is important for hospitals to be prepared should a CMS surveyor walked into your hospital today to investigate an EMTALA complaint. This session will cover: OIG changes, common deficiencies, OCR memo and EMTALA investigations, compliance program, TJC standards, EMTALA sign requirements, among other topics.

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

Objectives:

  • Recognize EMTALA as a frequently cited deficiency for hospitals.
  • Recall that CMS has a manual on EMTALA that all hospitals that accept Medicare must follow.
  • Describe that the hospital must maintain a central log.
  • Discuss the hospital’s requirement to maintain a list of the specific names of physicians who are on call to evaluate emergency department patients.
  • Describe the CMS requirements on what must be in the EMTALA sign.
  • Describe the hospital’s requirements regarding a minor who is brought to the ED by the babysitter for a medical screening exam.
  • Discuss when the hospital must complete a certification of false labor.
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