- CMS Explains Recent EMTALA Revisions
- April 16, 2009
- Law Firm: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP - Philadelphia Office
On March 6, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) summarized recent changes to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) regulations in a letter to state officials. The changes were included in the 2009 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule.
The revisions cover on-call obligations, responsibilities for hospitals with specialized capabilities, and emergency waivers, and were effective on October 1, 2008.