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AHA Backs Decision to Keep Status Quo on EMTALA


The American Hospital Association announced its support for the CMS' decision to leave the current Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act regulations unaltered.

“The current policies are the appropriate interpretation of the law and are achieving what Congress intended,” the AHA comments read (PDF). “They do not need to be revisited. If anything, a move by CMS to expand the scope of EMTALA is out-of-step with President Obama's call for improving regulations by minimizing burden and unnecessary regulation.” Read the full story: http://hcp.lv/GY7w4B

Source: ModernHealthcare

The AHA submitted comments Monday to the CMS backing the choice. The government made its announcement earlier this year that it would maintain status quo.

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