• CMS Proposes Important EMTALA Revisions
  • May 5, 2003 | Author: R. Gregory Cochran
  • Law Firm: Foley & Lardner LLP - Los Angeles Office
  • On May 9, 2002, CMS published a proposed rule in the Federal Register in an attempt to clarify many aspects of EMTALA. Some of the proposed changes are sweeping in nature. CMS also solicited comments on all of the proposed changes, including some areas of concern for which CMS elected not to make changes in the rule yet. The proposed rule, if adopted, should significantly clarify many questions raised by hospitals concerning their EMTALA obligations.