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:
- WSDA's sample taglines & statements of nondiscrimination (log-in required)
- ADA's Section 1557 compliance checklist
- ADA's Section 1557 resources on the Center for Professional Success
Have questions about Section 1557? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.