EMTALA Update 2019: Central Log & On-Call Physician Rules

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD
Conference Date
Tue, Feb 12, 2019
120 minutes
Product Description

Know What Your EMTALA Sign Must Include—and Where to Post It

Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) non-compliance is not cheap. Your hospital can face penalties of $100,000 per violation—and deficiencies can add up quickly. In fact, EMTALA deficiencies are at the top of the list of hospital compliance shortcomings.

Don’t fall for common pitfalls. Instead, get sound guidance on how to align your hospital policies with federal EMTALA rules—from hospital compliance expert Sue Dill Calloway. In this training session, Calloway provides an in-depth understanding of the EMTALA requirements for maintaining a central log, proper EMTALA signage, and a complete list of the on-call physicians who evaluate emergency department patients at your hospital.

Calloway will also decode EMTALA-related payment issues and instruct you on how to handle sticky patient situations, such as when someone signs out against medical advice. Plus, she’ll explain how to design a reasonable registration process and to differentiate between inpatients and observation patients.

After attending, you’ll know how to address even the most often-overlooked EMTALA requirements and be sure your hospital stands up to surveyors’ scrutiny.

Session Highlights

This compliance-focused training session will explain how to:

  • Maintain a central log
  • Post an adequate EMTALA sign
  • Address payment & patients’ financial questions
  • Comply with rules for outpatients, inpatients, and observation patients
  • Comply with rules for on-call physicians
  • Understand the definition of hospital property
  • Understand the true meaning of “comes to the ED”

Who Should Attend

  • Hospital administrators, physicians, nurse supervisors/educators, nurses, and staff
  • CMOs, CNOs, COOs, CFOs
  • Behavioral health professionals
  • Outpatient directors
  • Registration managers and staff
  • Compliance and risk managers
  • Legal counsel
  • Joint commission coordinators
  • Directors of hospital-based ambulance services, and patient safety officers

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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About Our Speaker

Sue Dill Calloway - Hospital Coding Expert

Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD, is the president of Patient Safety and Healthcare Consulting and Education company with a focus on medical-legal education especially Joint Commission and the CMS hospital CoPs regulatory compliance. She also lectures on legal, risk management and patient safety issues. She was a director for risk management and patient safety for five years for the Doctors Company. She was the past VP of...   More Info
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