2023 EMTALA Series Part I

Wednesday, May 31, 2023
10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Iowa Hospital Association


Program Description

Medicare-certified hospitals must follow the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ regulations and interpretative guidelines for the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act. This three-part series will focus on problematic areas of EMTALA concepts, adequacy of medical screening and on-call physician issues.

Part I focuses on the basic requirements of EMTALA and available resources to hospitals. The presentation will discuss EMTALA definitions and requirements.

Program Objectives

  • Describe basic EMTALA requirements.
  • Describe why EMTALA is the most-frequently cited deficiency nationwide.
  • Discuss where EMTALA applies in the facility.
  • Review examples to keep current on regulation changes.

Who Should Attend

Behavioral health and psychiatric staff, CEOs, CMOs, CNOs, compliance officers and legal counsel, department directors, emergency department staff, nurses, physicians, quality improvement staff, risk managers and safety officers.