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Not all waivers are created equal. Last week’s article briefly discussed the Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTALA). Here is a more detailed discussion. The legal analysis here is among the more difficult I’ve worked on in recent times. My colleagues and I spent hours trying to be sure we had…
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Hospitals must perform medical screening evaluations to patients presenting at emergency departments. Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, the nation’s largest health insurer, instituted a policy last year of not paying for emergency department care if they retrospectively determined the visit was non-emergent. It started in Georgia, Missouri, and Kentucky, and…
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EDITOR’S NOTE: With Hurricane Irma expected to impact Miami-County today, this story, updated from a news alert posted last week on the ICD10monitor website, offers lessons learned for hospitals and caregivers in the path of Irma. Our thoughts continue to go out this week to the people of Texas, especially…