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Now Presenting in the ED: An EMTALA Update and Discussion of the Rise of the Freestanding ED


28 Feb 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM (Eastern Time)                            
ROUNDTABLE

Emergency departments operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Patient attendance fluctuates and can be unpredictable as well as overwhelming, resulting in challenges in managing space, staff, and resources. In addition to providing appropriate medical care to patients, hospital EDs must meet a host of legal and business requirements and expectations. One such legal requirement is EMTALA, arguably one of the more powerful healthcare regulations. In December 2016, the OIG issued a final rule that became effective January 2017 that adds additional punch and clarity to EMTALA.

Hospitals and other healthcare companies are attempting to reach additional patient populations and increase their footprint and market share by building freestanding EDs. This type of facility presents a number of both legal and business challenges as providers must ensure that their EDs are sufficiently integrated with the main hospital in order to be treated as a hospital department and not a freestanding urgent care center.

On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017, King & Spalding is hosting a 75-minute Roundtable Webinar that will present and discuss on key issues facing freestanding EDs, including:

  • Highlights of the new OIG EMTALA rule;
  • EMTALA considerations for urgent care clinics and freestanding EDs;
  • Business and regulatory challenges specific to freestanding EDs; and
  • Other payment and compliance considerations for ED services including the Medicare provider-based regulation and CMS survey guidelines.

You can register to attend this webinar by clicking the Register link at the bottom of this page.

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Questions

If you have questions concerning this Roundtable Webinar, e-mail lifesciences-healthcare@kslaw.com.

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