The Physician On-Call Dilemma: Emerging Solutions
Finding a solution is paramount. Not only must you provide quality care to emergent patients, but on-call physician coverage is required under the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) and many states’ licensure laws.
A general hospital that does not comply with EMTALA regulations faces monetary sanctions by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Medicare...
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