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EMTALA: Avoiding the Consequesces



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Time & Date:
1 - 2:30 p.m. ET, June 26

Location:
Online, in the comfort of your home or office

Cost:
$125 per person
Bulk pricing is available for groups of 10 or more

Faculty:
Timothy Bullard, MD, MBA, FACEP
Bill Bell, Esquire

Program Outline:
I. Welcome & Introductions
II. EMTALA Update & Review
III. EMTALA vs. Florida Law Comparison
IV. Risk of Non-Compliance
V. Review of Case Studies
VI. Q & A Session

Course Description:
It is essential that every hospital, including critical access hospitals, be in compliance with the federal regulations and interpretive guidelines on the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA). EMTALA requires hospitals participating in the Medicare program to screen for emergency conditions and provide stabilizing treatment to all persons presenting to a hospital's emergency department, regardless of their ability to pay. As hospitals seek ways to make patient treatment more efficient and the government continues its aggressive oversight of hospitals, issues of EMTALA compliance often arise, resulting in civil penalties and patient lawsuits.

Listen as our panel of experts explain the obligation EMTALA imposes on hospitals participating in the Medicare program, outline the gray areas for hospitals and physicians in EMTALA compliance, and offers best practices to avoid or minimize government penalties and defend patient lawsuits. more


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