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Medicaid Providers: Sec. 1557 Deadline Approaching

Medicaid providers: Please remember that under new rules of Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, dental offices that receive certain federal funds, like Medicaid or CHIP, must post notices of nondiscrimination starting October 16, 2016.

If your practice receives these federal funds, you are required to take steps such as posting nondiscrimination notifications and taglines about free interpreter services in multiple languages in your office, on your website, and in significant publications and communications.

WSDA and ADA have a variety of resources to help members comply with these new rules:

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