Emergency Medical Treatment And Active Labor Act Pdf

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The law's initial intent was to ensure patient access to emergency medical care and to prevent the practice of patient dumping, in which uninsured patients were transferred, solely for financial reasons, from private to public hospitals without consideration of their medical condition or stability for the transfer.

Although originally brief by contemporary standards at a mere 4 pages, this law is now one of the most comprehensive and significant pieces of legislation preventing hospitals from denying patient access to emergency medical treatment on the basis of socioeconomic factors. Although the legislation has been enforced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services CMS , with numerous institutions being fined or investigated for violations, very little literature or precedent exists regarding the use of telemedicine for stabilization of patients presenting to the Emergency Department ED with regard to compliance with EMTALA. Although nonurgent medical concerns have been addressed in an outpatient setting with telemedicine, patients suffering traumatic injuries, such as traumatic brain injury TBI , have continued to present to the hospital for evaluation.

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While controversies exist regarding the scope of the law, there is no question that EMTALA applies to active labor, a key tenet of the statute and the only medical condition — labor — specifically included in the title of the law.

In light of rising maternal mortality rates in the United States, further exploration into the state of emergency obstetrical OB care is warranted. OB-related cases were identified using keywords in settlement descriptions.

We described characteristics of settlements including the nature of the allegation and compared them with non-OB settlements. One in five settlements involved a pregnant minor, indicating that providers may benefit from education regarding obligations to evaluate and stabilize minors absent parental consent.

Failure to arrange appropriate transfer was more common among OB settlements. Findings suggesting need for providers to understand EMTALA-specific requirements for appropriate transfer and for EDs at hospitals without dedicated OB services to implement policies for evaluation of active labor and protocols for transfer when indicated.

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It requires hospital Emergency Departments that accept payments from Medicare to provide an appropriate medical screening examination MSE to anyone seeking treatment for a medical condition , regardless of citizenship , legal status , or ability to pay. Participating hospitals may not transfer or discharge patients needing emergency treatment except with the informed consent or stabilization of the patient or when their condition requires transfer to a hospital better equipped to administer the treatment. The cost of emergency care required by EMTALA is not directly covered by the federal government , so it has been characterized as an unfunded mandate. The law applies when an individual seeks treatment for a medical condition "or a request is made on the individual's behalf for examination or treatment for that medical condition. The U. An emergency medical condition EMC is defined as "a condition manifesting itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity including severe pain such that the absence of immediate medical attention could reasonably be expected to result in placing the individual's health [or the health of an unborn child] in serious jeopardy, serious impairment to bodily functions, or serious dysfunction of bodily organs.

The statute prohibits discrimination of emergency department ED patients for any reason. The objective of this study is to determine the scope, cost, frequency and most common allegations leading to monetary settlement against hospitals and physicians for patient dumping. There were 22 Hospitals failed to accept an appropriate transfer in 25 There were 13 6. In 12 6. Increasing instances of refusal of care to patients with emergency medical conditions EMC prompted Congress to pass this unfunded mandate that required hospitals to:.

While controversies exist regarding the scope of the law, there is no question that EMTALA applies to active labor, a key tenet of the statute and the only medical condition — labor — specifically included in the title of the law. In light of rising maternal mortality rates in the United States, further exploration into the state of emergency obstetrical OB care is warranted. OB-related cases were identified using keywords in settlement descriptions. We described characteristics of settlements including the nature of the allegation and compared them with non-OB settlements. One in five settlements involved a pregnant minor, indicating that providers may benefit from education regarding obligations to evaluate and stabilize minors absent parental consent. Failure to arrange appropriate transfer was more common among OB settlements. Findings suggesting need for providers to understand EMTALA-specific requirements for appropriate transfer and for EDs at hospitals without dedicated OB services to implement policies for evaluation of active labor and protocols for transfer when indicated.


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Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health

EMTALA requires most hospitals to provide an examination and needed stabilizing treatment, without consideration of insurance coverage or ability to pay, when a patient presents to an emergency room for attention to an emergency medical condition. Statute and regulations - This section also includes the materials relating to the State Operating Manual and the Interpretive Guidelines used by CMS in doing hospital compliance surveys. This page also provides links to the short articles and commentary that we have posted regarding key cases. If you wish to contact CMS for any reason, including making an admininstrative complaint about a particular case, the contact procedure has changed.

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    Its original intent and goals are consistent with the mission of ACEP and the public trust held by emergency physicians.

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