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Transfer Agreement With Hospital

Sketched retrocessions may give rise to citations for violation of the conditions of participation in the CMS, but in most cases, EMTALA will probably not apply to a retrocession situation. The Ohio regulations are representative of the first group and state that a CSA “must have a written transfer agreement with a hospital for the transfer of patients in the event of medical complications, emergencies, and other needs in the event of an occurrence.” In contrast, according to the Texas Executive Order, a CSA must “have a written transfer agreement with a hospital or all physicians performing a CSA operation must have omission privileges at a local hospital.” 15 states require either a hospital transfer agreement or surgeons must have admission privileges to a particular hospital:ColoradoFloridaGeorgiaIndianaCansasMaineMarylandMassachusettsMissouriOklahomaPennsylvania IslandSouth CarolinaTexasTexasH Many of the transfer agreements I checked didn`t take these three elements into account…