CMS’ New Guidance For Hospital Emergency Services

Comply with the Requirements to Protect Your Medicare Provider Status

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Program Materials


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance in April clarifying the emergency services requirements for hospitals in the Medicare program after a post-surgical patient died of respiratory distress at a specialty hospital that lacked emergency response capabilities.

The new guidance impacts nearly all Medicare-participating hospitals, whether they have emergency departments or not. Failure to comply with the CMS requirements may result in adverse action, including termination of a hospital’s Medicare provider agreement—a death knell to hospitals of all sizes.

Listen as our panel of experienced attorneys examines CMS' new guidance on the emergency services requirements for hospitals participating in Medicare program. The panel will discuss best practices for hospitals to avoid mistakes that can cost patient lives, create liability exposure, and cause a hospital to lose its most significant source of income.



The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What does CMS require of Medicare-participating hospitals that have emergency departments vs. those that don't?
  • What are the best practices for hospitals to ensure compliance with CMS requirements?
  • What future changes can counsel expect as CMS increases its focus on regulating hospital emergency services?


Adrienne E. Marting
Adrienne E. Marting
Epstein Becker & Green

She represents healthcare facilities before administrative agencies and courts, concentrating in Medicare...  |  Read More

Brown, Lowell C.
Lowell C. Brown

Arent Fox

He advises hospitals, health systems, and other health care provider organizations in business, regulatory and...  |  Read More

David E. Matyas
David E. Matyas
Epstein Becker & Green

He specializes in legal and regulatory matters arising under Medicare, Medicaid, and other third-party payment...  |  Read More