EMTALA Enforcement on the Rise
Minimizing Hospital and Physician Liability and Defending Patient Lawsuits
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will prepare healthcare counsel to advise hospitals and physicians on measures to ensure compliance, minimize liability and defend patient lawsuits under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA).
- EMTALA obligations for hospitals
- Appropriate medical screening
- Stabilize medical condition
- Appropriate transfer
- Risks of noncompliance
- Civil monetary penalties imposed by the OIG
- Termination from Medicare program
- State enforcement against physicians
- Patient lawsuits
- Common legal questions arising under EMTALA
- What is an emergency medical condition?
- When does medical screening end?
- What does "within the medical facility's capability" mean?
- What is an appropriate transfer?
- When does the EMTALA obligation end?
- Other questions
- Best practices to minimize liability exposure
- Best practices to defend patient lawsuits
- On the horizon—recent CMS solicitation for comments on EMTALA transfers to specialized hospitals
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What obligations does EMTALA place upon hospitals and physicians?
- In what areas of hospital operations are facilities and physicians most likely to be vulnerable to potential EMTALA violations?
- What steps can hospitals, physicians and healthcare counsel take to ensure compliance with EMTALA?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
Gina Ginn Greenwood
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz
She concentrates her practice on a wide range of health care related matters, including EMTALA compliance. She is a... | Read More
She concentrates her practice on a wide range of health care related matters, including EMTALA compliance. She is a frequent speaker on the topics of licensure/Joint Commission compliance, avoiding medical malpractice, reporting medical errors, electronic health records, fraud and abuse, HIPAA and EMTALA compliance. She is listed in Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in health care (2011).Close
Nathan A. Kottkamp
Mr. Kottkamp concentrates in healthcare law, including Medicare, Medicaid, managed care, third-party... | Read More
Mr. Kottkamp concentrates in healthcare law, including Medicare, Medicaid, managed care, third-party reimbursement, federal and state regulatory compliance, fraud and abuse, self-referral prohibitions, privacy and confidentiality requirements, patient rights and clinical ethics, medical staff privileges, healthcare contracts, certificate of public need proposals, reproductive medicine and HIPAA.Close