Stiff penalties will cost both hospitals and physicians who violate EMTALA—and those fines have doubled.
DURHAM, N.C. (PRWEB) March 07, 2018
AudioEducator, a division of audio conference and corporate education leader ProEdTech, will host the live webinar “EMTALA and the On-Call Physician, and Proposed Changes” with industry veteran Sue Dill Calloway on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 1:00pm ET. Did you know that Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) deficiencies are the number one problematic standard for hospitals from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)? The agency has started issuing quarterly deficiency memos; the current count is more than 3,687 EMTALA deficiencies, and many of those involve on-call physician issues. Don’t get called out!
Every hospital that has an emergency department and accepts Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement must follow federal law and CMS guidelines on EMTALA. This includes critical access hospitals. Stiff penalties attach for both hospitals and physicians for EMTALA violations. In fact, the penalty has more than doubled: Violations can now cost 100-plus-bed hospitals a $104,826 fine and exclusion from the Medicare program. Physicians can be fined, excluded from federal program participation, and have their licenses revoked by the state medical board.
That’s why it is essential that every hospital learns to comply with federal regulations and interpretive guidelines on EMTALA—especially with regard to on-call physician requirements.
Join this session, where regulatory compliance expert Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD will cover the EMTALA regulations concerning on-call physicians. She will discuss the proposed Office of Inspector General (OIG) changes that affect on-call physicians, as well as changes to the way the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care (BFCC) Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) handles complaints. Don’t miss this opportunity to upgrade your EMTALA on-call system training and protect your hospital against costly violation consequences.
The session will benefit hospital directors; emergency department managers, physicians, and nurses; compliance officers; medical staff managers and educators; and other professionals charged with EMTALA compliance. This comprehensive presentation will cover:
- CMS interpretive guidelines on EMTALA
- OIG-proposed changes to on-call physicians
- QIO determination of medical standard of care
- Payment for on-call coverage
- Shared and community call plans
- In-patient prospective payment system (PPS) EMTALA changes
- Essentials of provider agreements and on-call physicians
- Relevant factors test
- Common practices that have landed physicians in hot water
- And more!
For more information and to register, visit: https://www.audioeducator.com/hospitals-and-health-systems/emtala-guidelines-for-on-call-physicians.html
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