Every hospital that has an emergency department and accepts Medicare and Medicaid patients must follow the federal law included in the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA). Hospitals without emergency departments must comply with EMTALA if they have specialized capabilities.
Every hospital that has an emergency department and accepts Medicare and Medicaid patients must follow the federal law included in the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA). Hospitals without emergency departments must comply with EMTALA if they have specialized capabilities. New interpretive guidelines for EMTALA were issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on May 29, 2009 and contain many changes. Hospitals must amend their policies and procedures and training to comply with the interpretive guidelines. The regulations include an expanded section for on-call physicians and the shared and community care plan process. A new case will be discussed that is going to create an enormous expansion of hospital liability under the federal law. The Moses case overruled the CMS regulation that EMTALA ended when the hospital admitted the patient in good faith.
The federal EMTALA law and the accompanying regulations are complex and this two-part program by nurse attorney Sue Dill Calloway is structured to make the requirements understandable with the liberal use of examples. Attendees for this program have repeatedly made the comment that they were finally able to understand and apply the law to their facility.
Part 1 of this program will cover the following:
Part 2 of this program will cover the following:
Meet Your Expert:
Sue Dill Calloway, BA, BSN, MSN and JD degree, is a nurse attorney and medical-legal consultant. She has done many educational programs for nurses, physicians, and other health care providers. She has spoken internationally on patient safety, risk management, legal, regulatory, and CMS and Joint Commission issues. She has authored over a thousand articles and a hundred books including a book on the Compliance Guide to the Joint Commission, CMS Patient Rights Standards and a book on 2009 Joint Commission Leadership and many books on nursing law and nursing law and ethics.
Her associate degree is from Central Ohio Technical College and Ohio State University. Her BA, BSN in Nursing, MSN in nursing (summa cum laude) and JD degree (law degree with honors) are from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.
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Recorded: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 & Tuesday, October 26, 2010