Wednesday, August 11, 2021
12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Wisconsin Hospital Association
The EMTALA manual was updated in July of 2019. There were seven recent documents or survey memos that have promulgated by CMS related to EMTALA. Although the OIG regulations are not contained in the CMS EMTALA CoP manual, they are important for all hospitals to be aware of those regulations.
EMTALA is a hot topic 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. It is important for hospitals to be prepared should a CMS surveyor walked into your hospital today to investigate an EMTALA complaint.
- 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
Who Should Attend
Emergency department managers, medical director, ED physicians and nurses and ED education staff; OB managers and nurses; behavioral health director and staff; CNO, nursing supervisors, nurse educators and staff nurses; outpatient directors; compliance officers, legal counsel, and risk manager; directors of hospital-based ambulance services; director of registration and staff; on-call physicians, chief medical officer, chief financial officer, patient safety officer and Joint Commission coordinator.