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ADA supports Office for Civil Rights proposal to amend parts of Sec. 1557

The ADA announced its “strong support” Aug. 13 for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights’ proposal ...
Washington — The ADA announced its “strong support” Aug. 13 for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights’ proposal to amend portions of the Section 1557 Final Rule.

Sec. 1557 is the provision of the Affordable Care Act that prohibits health care entities that receive federal financial assistance from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability and sex. The final rule, which was implemented in 2016, applies to health care providers who receive certain funds through HHS, including Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program as well as providers who receives reimbursement for Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage) plans, regardless of whether the plan reimburses the dentist or the patient.

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