2024 EMTALA Update

Wednesday, August 14, 2024 - Wednesday, August 21, 2024   iCalendar Eastern Standard Time

Every hospital that has a dedicated emergency department and accepts Medicare and Medicaid payment must follow the federal law and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation Interpretive Guidelines on the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA).

Hospitals without such emergency departments must comply with EMTALA if they have specialized capabilities. For example, EMTALA can impact obstetrical patients and behavioral health patients. CMS made changes to include the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act with an updated survey memo on the issue.

This 2-part webinar will cover the regulations and interpretive guidelines regarding EMTALA. It will cover all 12 sections – Tag Numbers – plus an additional section for on-call physicians and the shared and community care plan process.

This educational series will include discussion of a case that has created an enormous expansion of hospital and practitioner liability under federal law. The case, Moses v. Providence Hospital and Medical Centers, Inc., No. 07-2111 (6th Cir. April 2009), overruled the CMS regulation that EMTALA obligations end when the hospital admits the patient in good faith. The case illustrates the importance of understanding the role that case law has on the outcome of EMTALA litigation: patients can complain to CMS and request an investigation, or they have the option of going and directly filing a lawsuit.

This program will also discuss a recent case against a hospital which was the largest EMTALA settlement of 1.2 million dollars. It is anticipated that healthcare will see larger EMTALA fines and more activity because of the higher fines and the OIG final changes. These changes are not in the CMS CoPs and will be discussed.

Registration Information
Register and receive the Zoom registration link to share with your hospital facility staff.

$375 NCHA Member Facilities - Entire Series
$450 Non Members - Entire Series

Register your group for this webinar series. The Zoom registration links will be sent a few days prior to the sessions, to the individual who  paid and registered the group. Staff members interested in viewing the recording must register at the shared Zoom registration link prior to the start of the webinar session. Zoom will send each registered participant a confirmation email containing information on joining the session and viewing the recording.
Registration fees must be paid at time or registration.

This webinar series has been approved for ANCC credit.