WHO SHOULD ATTEND
CNOs, CMOs, ED managers and nurses, emergency medicine physicians, OB managers and nurses, behavioral health directors and staff, psychiatrists, nurse supervisors, compliance officers, legal counsel, risk managers, patient safety and compliance officers, regulatory affairs directors and nurse educators.
Every hospital that has an ED and accepts Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement must follow the federal law and CMS interpretive guidelines on the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA).
Part 1 – September 12, 2019
Will cover the basic concept of EMTALA and locating the associated regulations on the internet. The speaker will discuss the Office of Civil Rights and EMTALA definitions and requirements, and standards from The Joint Commission.
Part 2 – September 19, 2019
Will cover the recent changes by the Office of Inspector General (OIG), which will impact on-call physicians and recent OIG investigations. The speaker will focus on EMTALA issues, including payment concerns, patient financial questions, the required policies and procedures, and hospital recommendations. The speaker will also discuss EMTALA special responsibilities and EMTALA outpatients, inpatients and observation.
Part 3 – September 26, 2019
Will cover how EMTALA is involved in various hospital processes including medial screenings, certification of false labor, telemetry, when hospitals can go on diversion and who can be a Quality Metrics Partner. The speaker will also review requests for medication, blood alcohol tests, emergency medical conditions, OB and behavioral health patients, and the QIO’s role within EMTALA.
At the conclusion of these session, participant will be able to:
- Discuss why EMTALA is the most frequently-cited deficiency for hospitals;
- Describe the basic concept and requirements of EMTALA;
- Discuss the hospital’s requirement to maintain a list of the specific names of physicians who are on call to evaluate ED patients;
- Identify CMS requirements of what must be on the EMTALA sign;
- Discuss when a hospital must complete a certification of false labor;
- Explain state plans and EMTALA;
- Discuss what is involved in medications; and
- Describe the Quality Improvement Organization role with EMTALA.
Sue Dill Calloway, President, Patient Safety and Health Care Education and Consulting
Sue has been a nurse attorney and consultant for more than 30 years. Currently, she is president of Patient Safety and Healthcare Education and Consulting and previously was the chief learning officer for the Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation. She has conducted many educational programs for nurses, physicians and other healthcare providers. She has authored over 100 books and numerous articles. She is a frequent speaker and is well known across the country in the area of healthcare law, risk management and patient safety.
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AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT:
The LHA will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations for physically-challenged participants who require special services. When registering, please attach a written description of needs to the application.