EMTALA is a hot topic and should 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 important for hospitals to be prepared should a CMS surveyor walked into your hospital today to investigate an EMTALA complaint.
This 3-part webinar series will include the regulations and interpretive guidelines. It will include all 12 sections and an expanded section for on-call physicians and the shared and community care plan process. 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.
- Describe the hospital’s requirements regarding a minor who is brought to the ED by the babysitter for a medical screening exam
- Discuss when the hospital must complete a certification of false labor
CEOs, chief operations officers, chief nursing officers, chief legal officers, nurses and medical staff, quality Emergency department managers, medical director, ED physicians and nurses and ED education staff; OB managers and nurses; behavioral health director and staff; CNO, nursing supervisors, nurse educators and staff nurses; outpatient directors; compliance officers, legal counsel, and risk manager; directors of hospital-based ambulance services; director of registration and staff; on-call physicians, chief medical officer, chief financial officer, patient safety officer and Joint Commission coordinator.
Laura Dixon, J.D., RN, president, Healthcare Risk Education and Consulting, LLC
Laura Dixon, RN, J.D., has more than twenty years of clinical experience in acute care facilities, including critical care, coronary care, peri-operative services and pain management. She previously served as the Director, Facility Patient Safety and Risk Management and Operations for COPIC from 2014 to 2020 where she provided patient safety and risk management consultation and training to facilities, practitioners and staff in multiple states. Prior to joining COPIC, she served as the Director, Western Region, Patient Safety and Risk Management for The Doctors Company, Napa, California. In this capacity, she provided patient safety and risk management consultation to the physicians and staff for the western United States.