EMTALA Update 2021, August 18

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM   iCalendar

The EMTALA manual was updated in 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, it is important for all hospitals to be aware of those regulations.
EMTALA 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, and it is important that hospitals are prepared should a CMS surveyor arrive at your hospital today to investigate an EMTALA complaint.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the hospital's requirements regarding a minor brought to the ED by the babysitter for a medical screening exam.
  • Discuss when the hospital must complete a certification of false labor.

Target audience:  CEO's, CFO's, COO's, CMO's, CNO's, Physicians, Medical Staff Coordinator, Compliance Officer, Joint Commission Coordinator, Quality Improvement personnel, Risk Manager, HIPAA Director and Legal Counsel.


NEW pricing structure for multiple registrants!
Select your registration option and receive a link to share with your hospital or facility staff.

  • $175 for up to 6 participants
  • $225 for 7-12 participants

* Members of The Quality Center PSO (TQCPSO) receive a 10% discount. Use the promotion code TQCPSO10.
CE's are included for all paid participants. Instructions to obtain credit will be shared with the webinar evaluation after the webinar. All participants must attend LIVE to be eligible for credit. 
Registration fees must be paid at time of registration. 

PRESENTER: Laura Dixon, BS, JD, RN, CPHRM, President of Healthcare Risk Education and Consulting, has more than 20 years of clinical experience in acute care facilities, including critical care, coronary care, peri-operative services, and pain management. She has served as Director, Facility Patient Safety and Risk Management and Operations for COPIC, and as the Director,Western Region, Patient Safety and Risk Management for The Doctors Company. As a registered nurse and attorney, Laura holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Regis University of Denver, a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Drake University College of Law, Des Moines, Iowa, and a Registered Nurse Diploma from Saint Luke’s School Professional Nursing, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 


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Accreditation Statement

 In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AXIS Medical Education and North Carolina Healthcare Association. AXIS Medical Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit Designation for Nursing
AXIS Medical Education designates this continuing nursing education activity for 2.0 contact hours.
Learners are advised that accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.

AXIS Contact Information 
For information about the accreditation of this program please contact AXIS at info@axismeded.org.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest 
AXIS Medical Education requires faculty, instructors, authors, planners, directors, managers, reviewers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all real or apparent conflicts of interest they may have with ineligible companies. An ineligible entity is any organization whose primary business is t producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. All relevant conflicts of interest are identified and mitigated prior to initiation of the planning phase for an activity.  

AXIS has mitigated and disclosed to learners all relevant conflicts of interest disclosed by  staff, planners, faculty/authors, peer reviewers, or others in control of content for this activity. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation or activity. Disclosure information for faculty, authors, course directors, planners, peer reviewers, and/or relevant staff is provided with this activity. 

The faculty, Laura Dixon, BS, JD, RN, CPHRM reported no relevant financial relationships or relationships she has with ineligible companies of any amount during the past 24 months. 

The directors, planners, managers and reviewers reported the following financial relationships they have with any ineligible company of any amount during the past 24 months: 

Name of Planner/Manager    Reported Financial Relationship
James Hayes, PMP - Nothing to Disclose
Holly M. Hampe, D.Sc., RN, MHA, MRM - Nothing to Disclose
Dee Morgillo, MEd., MT (ASCP), CHCP - Nothing to Disclose

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Requirements for credit:  

  • Attend/participate in the educational activity and review all course materials. 
  • Complete the CE Declaration form online by 11:59 pm ET Sept 17, 2021. Instructions will be provided at the conclusion of each Webinar.  If you do not enter the online portal by the above date, you will not be able to retrieve your statement of participation. 
  • Upon successful completion of the online form, your statement of completion will be presented to you to print