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Medicaid Acronym of the Day – EMTALA

The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) is a federal law that requires anyone coming to an emergency department to be stabilized and treated, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay, but since its enactment in 1986 has remained an unfunded mandate.

Further readingĀ 

https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/EMTALA/

 

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