Any hospital that accepts Medicare payments, must, in turn, provide care to any patient who enters the hospital’s emergency room for treatment. That roughly describes the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act or EMTALA.
In truth, EMTALA is far more complex and many hospital workers are often left with questions that can be difficult to answer. We understand the challenges hospitals face related to EMTALA. With that in mind, the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) held its 18th annual EMTALA Conference late last week in Phoenix. 18 years of doing our best to assist hospital workers as they search for answers and look to better understand this ever evolving law.
In the video below, one of this year’s attendees, Teresa Vincifora, Chief Clinical Officer at Benson Hospital, explains why she thinks the EMTALA Conference is such a benefit to Arizona hospitals.
Share your thoughts on how we can continue to help Arizona hospitals face the unique challenges that can arise from EMTALA. Sure, we’ve been doing this for 18 years, but we are always willing to listen to new ideas. A willingness to think about old problems in new ways is a big part of why we believe that by working together – we will one day reach our goal of making Arizona the Healthiest State in the Nation!