EMTALA Update 2019: The Most Cited Deficiencies by CMS for Hospitals — Part I of III

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A three-part webinar series.

Start Time:12:00 AM
End Time:12:00 AM
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Provided by MHA Health Institute
Health Institute

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Thursday, Sept. 12
9 - 11 a.m.

Register on or before Thursday, Sept. 5, to ensure delivery of instructional materials.

MHA members — $225
Nonmembers — $275

The webinar registration fee is for one phone line connection. Each additional connection will be charged a registration fee. Get more value by inviting colleagues to join you on the one connection.

This webinar is being offered at a reduced registration fee to MHA-member hospitals thanks to a generous contribution from the MHA Management Services Corporation.


CEOs, CNOs, CMOs, ED managers and nurses, emergency medicine physicians, OB managers and nurses, behavioral health directors and staff, psychiatrists, nurse supervisors, compliance officers, legal counsel, risk managers, patient safety and compliance officers, regulatory affairs directors, nurse educators, medical staff directors, and those interested in CMS EMTALA guidelines

The following program content was provided by the speaker.


Every hospital that has an emergency department and accepts Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement must follow the federal law and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services interpretive guidelines on Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act. This includes critical access hospitals.

PART I of this program includes EMTALA basics, who the “players" are, and where to locate regulations online. Discussions also will include the Office of Civil Rights and EMTALA investigations, various CMS survey memos, EMTALA definitions and requirements and The Joint Commission standards.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • discuss why EMTALA is the most frequently cited deficiency for hospitals
  • describe the basic concept of EMTALA
  • define EMTALA and discuss the requirements


Sue Dill Calloway, MSN, R.N., J.D. President
Patient Safety and Healthcare Consulting and Education Company
Columbus, Ohio

Sue Dill Calloway has been a nurse attorney and consultant for more than 30 years. Currently, she is president of Patient Safety and Healthcare Education and Consulting and was previously the chief learning officer for the Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation. She has conducted many educational programs for nurses, physicians and other health care providers. Dill Calloway has authored more than 100 books and numerous articles. She is a frequent speaker and is well known across the country in the area of health care law, risk management and patient safety.