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Latest Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act Stories

2014-03-10 08:28:25

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Commission on Civil Rights announces that it will hold a briefing to examine compliance with the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), a federal law that requires Medicare-participating hospitals to treat emergency medical conditions of any person regardless of capacity to pay, and makes unlawful the discharge of patients prior to stabilizing any medical condition. The purpose of EMTALA is to prevent...

2014-03-05 20:21:15

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Commission on Civil Rights announces that it will hold a briefing to examine compliance with the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), a federal law that requires Medicare-participating hospitals to treat emergency medical conditions of any person regardless of capacity to pay, and makes unlawful the discharge of patients prior to stabilizing any medical condition. The purpose of EMTALA is to prevent...

2014-02-11 16:24:54

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Commission on Civil Rights has cancelled and rescheduled its briefing to examine compliance with the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), a federal law that requires Medicare-participating hospitals to treat emergency medical conditions of any person regardless of capacity to pay, and makes unlawful the discharge of patients prior to stabilizing any medical condition. The purpose of EMTALA is to...

2014-02-10 08:25:11

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Commission on Civil Rights announces that it will hold a briefing to examine compliance with the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), a federal law that requires Medicare-participating hospitals to treat emergency medical conditions of any person regardless of capacity to pay, and makes unlawful the discharge of patients prior to stabilizing any medical condition. The purpose of EMTALA is to prevent...

2014-01-28 16:25:40

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Commission on Civil Rights announces that it will hold a briefing to examine compliance with the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), a federal law that requires Medicare-participating hospitals to treat emergency medical conditions of any person regardless of capacity to pay, and makes unlawful the discharge of patients prior to stabilizing any medical condition. The purpose of EMTALA is to prevent...

2013-12-15 16:20:08

San Francisco City Attorney suing Nevada over improper discharge, busing practices says news 'confirms our worst fears: that some of these trips led to tragedies' SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a major follow-up story on the State of Nevada's controversial psychiatric patient discharge and busing practices, which critics have called "patient dumping," the Sacramento Bee today reported that dozens of the more than 1,000 patients the newspaper was able to identify went...

2013-12-03 12:24:11

New Course Increases Staff Awareness on EMTALA Regulations JERICHO, N.Y., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Care Compliance Strategies, Inc. (HCCS), the leading provider of online healthcare compliance and competency training, today announced the release of a new online training course, EMTALA Compliance. The new course educates healthcare employees, especially emergency department and labor and delivery personnel, on the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) regulation. (Logo:...

2013-02-28 16:29:33

Explains Dynamics Behind Significant Increases in Hospital Visit Charges for Emergency Department Services BELLEVUE, Wash., Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 1stHealthSystems, provider of data-driven technology and analytics for hospital outpatient services coding, has released a new whitepaper titled "Billing and Payment for Hospital Emergency Department Encounters." The white paper investigates the changes in hospital ED visit charges, which have risen dramatically in recent decades,...

2012-09-20 23:03:55

Brown McCarroll is pleased to announce that Brian Flood and Wendy Keegan have joined the firm, as partner and of counsel, respectively. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) September 20, 2012 Brown McCarroll is pleased to announce that Brian Flood and Wendy Keegan have joined the firm, as partner and of counsel, respectively. Both join as members of the health care practice group. Mr. Flood has over 14 years of experience in national guidance committees, serving on boards of directors and in legislation...

2012-03-22 10:25:08

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medical liability reforms that include specific protections for physicians who provide EMTALA related services -- long a top priority for the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) -- today passed the U.S. House of Representatives. These protections were included as an amendment offered by Representatives Charlie Dent (R-PA) and Pete Sessions (R-TX) to a comprehensive liability reform bill -- H.R.5, the "Protecting...