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AAEM Position Statement on Documentation and Payment for EMTALA Requirements

AAEM Position Statement on Documentation and Payment for EMTALA Requirements

Whereas,

The existing system of submitting forms documenting total body medical history and total body examination during time critical and condition specific emergency treatment in order to obtain payment for emergency services rendered is both antiquated and burdensome, directly reducing time spent in bedside patient care,

It is the position of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine that:

To improve emergency patient care, systems for reimbursement of emergency services must be simplified.

 

9/13/03