MHA's 2023 Emergency Medicine Update

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This will be a VIRTUAL event held over two (2) days: Tuesday, March 28 – Wednesday, March 29, 2023.

3/28: 10am – 1pm
3/29: 10am – 12pm

By registering for this event, you have access to both days (attending live as well as receiving recording and handouts).
MHA Conference Center, Burlington, MA

$199 members
$299 non-members

Day 1: Tuesday, March 28, 2023

10 – 10:05 a.m. Opening Remarks

Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association

10:05 – 11 a.m. New Developments in EMTALA

Thomas Barker, Partner, Foley Hoag
Regina DeSantis, Associate, Foley Hoag
Kristyn DeFilipp, Partner, Foley Hoag
Areta Kupchyk, Partner, Foley Hoag

  • Updates in the Courts
  • Regulatory Updates & EMTALA Consideration in the post-Dobbs Landscape
  •  DPH Signage Regulations

 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Emergency Department Overcrowding

Emily Bailey, Chief Behavioral Health, MassHealth
Alan Einhorn, Of Counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP
Rachel Burnard, Senior Clinical Solutions Lead, Collective Medical 

  • Massachusetts Roadmap for Behavioral Health Reform: Community Behavioral Health Centers
  • Regulation under 105 CMR 170.000: Emergency Medical Services System
  • Legal Concerns (EMTALA)
  • Use of Technology to Support ED Care and Throughput

 12 – 12:45 p.m. Reactor Panel

Meg Cosgrove, Associate General Counsel, BILH, Moderator
Dr. Brian Patel, CMO, Sturdy Memorial Hospital
Alex Forster, VP Clinical Management, MBHP/Beacon
Abby Kim, Senior Director of Public Policy, Association for Behavioral Healthcare
Jenny Cox, Director of Behavioral Health, Baystate Health 

12:45 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.: Closing Remarks

Day 2: Tuesday, March 29, 2023

10 – 10:05 a.m. Opening Remarks

Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association

10:05 – 11 a.m. Violence in Emergency Departments

Kim Stevenson, Senior Manager, Clinical Affairs, MHA
Tom Brennan, Manager, Healthcare Finance & Analysis, MHA

  • MHA workplace Violence Report

Bonnie Michelman, Executive Director of Police, Security, and Outside Services, MGH/MGB, Moderator
Therese Hudson-Jinks, SVP and CNO, Patient Care Services, Tufts Medical Center
Dr. Gina Lopez, Physician Medical Director of Workplace Safety, Boston Medical Center
Christi Barney, V.P., Quality & Patient Safety, Emerson Health

11 – 11:55 a.m. End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE)

Alexander Somodevilla, Associate, Foley Hoag
Tyrus Jackson, Associate, Foley Hoag

  • The end of PHE on May 11, 2023: Its Relevance to Emergency Medicine
  • MassHealth and Medicaid redeterminations
  • Telehealth
  • Three-day prior hospitalization requirement for SNF admission

11:55 a.m. – 12 p.m. Closing Remarks

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