EMTALA Requirements and Implications Related to COVID-19: Hospitals and CAHs

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

On March 9, 2020, CMS posted QSO-20-15 Hospital/CAH/EMTALA.

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This 17-page notification contains 2 attachments:

  • Fact Sheet on EMTALA and Surges in Demand for Emergency Department (ED) Services
  • EMTALA Obligations & 2019-Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Question and Answer Document

This notification contains many hyperlinks to other pieces of information and is a must-read for hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals.