2023 EMTALA Series Part III

Wednesday, June 14, 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 III will focus on physician involvement with the EMTALA process including on-call physician schedules, on call physician rules, when an on-call physician must appear in the emergency department and dealing with difficult patient situations including leaving against medical advice or without being seen.

Program Objectives

  • Describe on-call physician rules, including when the on-call physician must appear in the emergency department.
  • Describe the Office of Inspector General’s role, recent deficiencies and fines with on-call physicians.
  • Describe the organizational quality-improvement program role with EMTALA.
  • Examine documentation requirements for difficult patient situations.

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.