Webinars Examine How COVID-19 Relates to Compliance with EMTALA Rules

As the coronavirus pandemic has unfolded, hospitals across the country asked how the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) would apply when they are met with individuals coming to their facilities with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis. Although the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) did not change EMTALA requirements, the agency did clarify the requirements as they relate to the COVID-19 virus.

The MHA webinar series on EMTALA regulations will focus on CMS updates to the EMTALA manual made in July 2019 and outline the increase in deficiencies and increased CMS and Office of Inspector General activity.

The series includes three sessions, scheduled for Aug. 4, Aug. 11 and Aug. 18. Members can register for one session for $195 or at a discounted bundled rate of $550 for all three sessions. Members with questions should contact Erica Leyko at the MHA.

Registration Open for Virtual MHA Annual Membership Meeting

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MHA Annual MeetingThe 2021 Virtual MHA Annual Membership Meeting will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 24. The event will feature a federal update from Rick Pollack, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association, and remarks by Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins, a leader in health equity who serves as a fellow within the Veterans Health Administration’s Office of Minority Health.

The virtual meeting will include the MHA House of Delegates business meeting; recognition of the annual MHA award winners; and remarks from incoming board chair Tina Freese Decker, president and CEO, Spectrum Health.

Event details are available on the meeting’s webpage, and members should register online by June 16 to participate. The meeting is open to MHA members, meeting sponsors and invited guests of the MHA. To learn more about the meeting or opportunities for sponsorship, which are available through June 4, contact Erica Leyko at (517) 285-7785.