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Patient Management | Emergency Medical Treatment & Active Labor Act (EMTALA)

Purpose:

To determine if emergency patient care was compliant with the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA).

Specialty:

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Objective:

economic cost, public health

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Description:

The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) of 1986 is intended to prevent patient dumping by medical facilities receiving Medicare reimbursement.

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