Proposed EMTALA Rules Released; CMS Seeks Comments

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act. View the ANPRM here: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-32267.pdf.

CMS is specificially requesting public feedback regarding the hospital’s EMTALA obligation following the stabilization of a patient and whether EMTALA obligations end after a patient in unstable condition is admitted as an inpatient and only requires treatment at a hospital with specialized capabilities. Comments are due to CMS by 5:00 PM on February 22, 2011.

 
 

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