Foundation and CMS to co-host “EMTALA” meeting on Jan. 16

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation in association with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will co-host the live webinar “EMTALA – Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act” on January 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon, CT.

Dr. Sean Michael, MD, MBA, FACEP, the regional chief medical officer of CMS in Denver/Region 8, will serve as keynote speaker.

EMTALA was an act of the U.S. Congress passed in 1986 requiring 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.

Topics will include:

• Providing patients with medical screening examinations (MSE);
• Stabilizing patients with emergency medical conditions;
• Transferring or accepting appropriate patients as needed;
• Proper training and education;
• Proper charting and verbiage;
• Appropriate actions with mental health patients.

You can register here.

For information, please contact Patti Taylor at