2020 EMTALA Update

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Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD
120 minutes
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EMTALA Update 2020 - Frequently cited deficiency by CMS for hospitals


Did you know that the EMTALA manual was updated in July of 2019? Did you know there were five recent documents or survey memos that have promulgated by CMS related to EMTALA? Did you know the OIG regulations are not contained in the CMS EMTALA CoP manual and are important for all hospitals to be aware of? Did you know that CMS has also made a change that some EMTALA investigations will occur 2 days after notification of a complaint? Do you know when are you required to report a potential EMTALA violation?

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.

It is anticipated that healthcare will see larger EMTALA fines and the OIG final changes. These changes are not in the CMS CoPs and will be discussed.

This program will discuss the Quality Improvement Organization process which is now be done by the two BFCC QIOs and the CMS memos including three CMS survey memos on Ebola and EMTALA.

Failure to comply and follow the federal EMTALA for all hospitals, including critical access hospitals, could result in loss of Medicare and Medicaid payments therefore hospitals need to ensure their policies, procedures, and training is adequate to ensure compliance with EMTALA. Money fines can be assessed against hospitals and physicians who negligently violate the EMTALA law.

The federal EMTALA law and the accompanying regulations are complex. This program is structured to make the requirements understandable with the liberal use of examples.

In this program, you will learn:

  • What are the OIG changes that every hospital should be aware of
  • What is BFCC QIOs process
  • What if immediate jeopardy 2-day visit is required
  • What is common deficiency report by CMS
  • What is the basic concept of EMTALA
  • Who are the players
  • How to use CMS EMTALA website
  • What is there in revised manual
  • What are new survey memos
  • How penalties have more than doubled
  • What is AmHealth 1.3 million dollar settlement
  • How to locate copy of the EMTALA regulations
  • What is OCR memo and EMTALA investigations
  • What are OIG advisory opinions on EMTALA
  • What is CMS Deficiency memo
  • What is the Compliance program
  • What are CMS Survey memos
    • EMBOLA and EMTALA memo
    • CMS Memo on EMTALA and telemedicine
    • CMS memo on payment and collections
  • What are EMTALA definitions and requirements
  • What are the Joint Commission standards
  • What are EMTALA sign requirements
  • Who does EMTALA apply?

Who Should Attend:

This session will benefit Emergency Department Managers, Emergency Department Physicians, Emergency Department Nurses, ED Medical Director, Risk Managers, OB Managers and Nurses, Behavioral Health Director and Staff, Chief Nursing Officer, Nurse Supervisors, Nurse Educators, Staff Nurses, Outpatient Directors, Compliance Officers, Legal Counsel, Directors of Hospital-Based Ambulance Services, Director of registration, Registration staff and director, ED education staff, On call physicians, Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), Chief Operating Officer (COO), Chief Financial Officer, Patient Safety Officer, Joint Commission Coordinator

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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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