Over the past decade, more than a quarter of U.S. hospitals faced the threat of Medicare termination due to EMTALA citations. Each violation carries potential fines of more than $100,000 and far larger civil judgments brought by injured parties. There is only one way to deal with the insurmountable challenges of Emergency Department flow and EMTALA: create a demand-driven care process that sheds needless complexity.
This webinar features two clinical compliance experts from Chartis Clinical Quality Solutions and a healthcare compliance attorney who specializes in EMTALA. They’ll present real-world case studies and practical approaches for how front-line and healthcare leaders can address the challenges presented by EMTALA and related regulatory and accreditation requirements.
- Discuss challenges that came to light during the pandemic, including staffing shortages and the increase of patient psychiatric conditions
- Identify successful approaches for coping with long waits for emergency department care and the challenges associated with boarded inpatients
- Clarify what it means to stabilize the patient or resolve an emergency medical condition
- Recognize lateral vs. higher-level-of-care transfers