UPDATED EMTALA, Part 2
Length of Program: 120 minutes.
This program will include the 5 new updates on EMTALA occurring in the year 2001. A recent survey indicated a significant knowledge deficit on EMTALA among Nurses and Physicians. In fact, only 27% know about the 1999 CMS/OIG advisory bulletin and only 65% knew of the CMS 1998 interruptive guidelines. Because of this there is an increased awareness of EMTALA by CMS and an increased number of complaints being filed against hospitals based on EMTALA. This program will also cover the legal requirements of EMTALA, case law update, and how to respond to an EMTALA complaint survey.
Content for the program will include the following:
Case Law and Problematic Areas of Medical Screening Exam
Patients Who Want to Sign Out AMA
Case Law and Problematic Areas of Stabilization
Case Law and Problematic Areas of Transfer
On-Call Physician Issues
Penalties for Violating EMTALA
Responding to an EMTALA Survey/Investigation
Incorporating EMTALA Into the Hospital’s Compliance Program
New HIPAA law relationship to EMTALA
CEOs, COOs, emergency department managers, OB managers, emergency department physicians, emergency department nurses, compliance officers, legal counsel, risk managers, and nurse managers. Also any other clinics or facilities that are classified as a provider based organization.
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
1. Document what EMTALA requires of a patient who wants to sign out against medical advice?
2. Define what is meant, “come to the emergence department” for a patient requesting medical care.
3. Describe what would be an adequate medical screening exam.
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