Tag Archives: Transfers


Before you dive into post below, here is a short EMTALA reference card for those accepting or sending transfers. My hope is that you will find it to be a useful rapid reference: EMTALA Pocket Card Download EMTALA related issues are complex. Not only do we have the original law, but we have subsequent case law that adds additional interpretations. In addition, the practice

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When Health Insurance Hurts

Recently I read about the struggles and frustrations of an emergency physician who found himself in an situation becoming more common. After the emergency department treatment was complete and admission was recommended, his patients were undergoing insurance checks and then being asked to request a voluntary transfer to another hospital that was in-network. Since the services were available at the

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