EMTALA Regulations & Compliance
Virtual Boot Camp
Presented By: Joseph P. McMenamin
Live Webinar | Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Duration: 180 Minutes | Time: 1:00 PM ET- 4:30 PM ET
Get Current with EMTALA to Avoid Costly Compliance Pitfalls
Overview:

A CMS investigation on EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act) compliance can have ED (Emergency Department) personnel of hospitals break out in a cold sweat, and understandably so. EMTALA violations can have severe consequences, including civil monetary penalties and, in severe cases, exclusion from Medicare. Also known as “Patient Anti-Dumping” law, the federal statute is clear in its intent: prevent Medicare-participating hospitals with dedicated emergency departments from refusing to treat people based on their insurance status or ability to pay. But EMTALA is ambiguous in its application, and its interpretations have led to some surprising ramifications. If you want to avoid investigations and costly fines, it is important that you follow the federal law on EMTALA.

Join EMTALA expert Joseph P. McMenamin in this information-packed webinar as he equips you with a working knowledge of EMTALA to help bolster your compliance efforts. McMenamin will bring you up to speed with what you need to know about emergency medical conditions, screening, stabilization, transfer, enforcement, defenses, penalties, regulatory taking, and anti-retaliation principles. He will analyze the case law that interprets and/or bolsters EMTALA, and provide insight into how the legislation has been applied in the real world. You will also learn how the federal legislation arose; when it applies; what it requires; what it does not require; how it has been interpreted; what it permits; how to comply, and what happens if you don’t comply.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to assess how EMTALA applies to your facility, identify your current noncompliant practices, and bring them into conformity with the law.

Even if you have a basic understanding of EMTALA, this webinar will get you current with how the EMTALA law is evolving, as well as the compliance pitfalls you need to avoid.

Session Highlights:

This webinar will bring you up to speed with:

  • EMTALA’s reach – hospitals with Medicare contracts that have emergency departments
  • Revamped definitions of key terms under EMTALA—such as “Comes to the Emergency Department”, “inpatient”, etc.
  • The concept of the hospital campus
  • The rules governing application of EMTALA to ambulances
  • Stabilization
  • Transfers – a discussion of when it is appropriate or not to transfer patients admitted to the hospital prior to stabilization
  • The risks associated with transferring a patient prior to stabilization or otherwise violating the Act
Session Details
Session 1: EMTALA Regulations & Compliance
Length: 90 minutes | Time: 1:00 PM ET – 2:30 PM ET
Break
2:30 PM ET – 3:00 PM ET
Session 2: EMTALA Regulations & Compliance
Length: 90 minutes | Time: 3:00 PM ET – 4:30 PM ET
Who Should Attend:
  • CEOs
  • COOs
  • Emergency department managers
  • Emergency medicine physicians
  • Emergency department nurses
  • Auditors
  • Compliance officer
  • Hospital revenue cycle professionals
  • Ambulance services
  • Health lawyers
  • Physicians of all specialties
  • Anyone involved in ensuring compliance with the EMTALA law
About Our Speaker

Joe McMenamin is the Principal at McMenamin Law Offices (“MLO”), PLLC in Richmond, Virginia, USA. Most of MLO’s practice is devoted to advising companies and providers on telemedicine issues. It also provides health law services, counseling providers and life sciences companies. Joe has been involved in distance care since the mid-1990s.

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