EMTALA Update 2019: Hospital Compliance Webinar Series

Avoid the Most Common—and Costly—EMTALA Mistakes

Sue Dill Calloway
AAPC: 6 Credits


According to a recent memo from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), more than 4,000 hospitals received deficiencies for failure to comply with the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA). And violation penalties have more than doubled.

Would you know what to do if a CMS surveyor walked into your hospital today to investigate an EMTALA complaint? Most hospitals are totally unprepared. Don’t be one of them. Join this six-hour live webinar series presented by hospital compliance guru Sue Dill Calloway to prepare for surveyor scrutiny of EMTALA deficiencies.

Over three training sessions, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of EMTALA requirements as well as common areas of noncompliance. Calloway will address the Beneficiary & Family Centered Care: Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) process. And you’ll walk away with the tools and knowledge you need to ensure that your hospital’s policies, procedures, and training are adequate for EMTALA compliance.

Don’t risk losing Medicare and Medicaid payments—or racking up unnecessary fines. Learn how to avoid top-cited deficiencies (Session 1), maintain a compliant central log and on-call physician protocols (Session 2), and follow guidelines to treat minor, OB, and mental/behavioral health patients (Session 3)—as well as many other real-world hospital compliance strategies.

Sue Dill Calloway

Sue Dill Calloway is the president of Patient Safety and Healthcare Consulting and Education company which focuses 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. Calloway was a director for risk management and patient safety for five years for the Doctors Company. She was the past VP of Legal Services at a community hospital in addition to being the Privacy Officer and the Compliance Officer. She was a medical malpractice defense attorney for ten years. She has 3 nursing degrees in addition to a law degree.

Calloway is a well-known lecturer and the first one in the country to be a certified professional in CMS. She also teaches the course for the CMS certification program. She has written 102 books and thousands of articles.

Session IDuration: 120 minDate: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 | Time: 1 pm ET | 
EMTALA Update 2019: Frequently Cited Hospital Deficiencies

Session 1 will explain:

  • Why EMTALA is the most frequently cited deficiency for hospitals
  • EMTALA definitions and requirements
  • HHS Office of Inspector General changes every hospital must know
  • The Beneficiary & Family Centered Care: QIO process
  • The Joint Commission standards
  • And more

Session IIDuration: 120 minDate: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | Time: 1 pm ET | 
EMTALA Update 2019: Central Log & On-Call Physician Rules

In Session 2, you'll learn to:

  • Maintain a central log
  • Address payment & patients’ financial questions
  • Comply with rules for on-call physicians
  • Comply with rules for outpatients, inpatients, and observation patients
  • Post an adequate EMTALA sign
  • And more
Session IIIDuration: 120 minDate: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | Time: 1 pm ET | 
EMTALA Update 2019: Medical Treatment of Minors & OB Patients

Session 3 will cover:

  • Medical screening exams, including rules for minors
  • OB patient topics
  • Behavioral health patient topics
  • The definition of qualified medical personnel (QMP)
  • Emergency medical condition
  • The expansion of hospital and provider liability
  • And more

AAPC - 6 Credits
The Session Will Benefit:
  • 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