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Updated ACA Mandate

Does your dental practice accept patients with Medicaid or CHIP? If so, you need to be aware of a new rule, as a part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which goes into effect on July 18. The rule implements Section 1557 of the ACA and prohibits health care entities that receive certain federal financial assistance, including Medicaid, from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

Update (7/15/16): Please note that dental offices are not required to post notices of nondiscrimination and taglines until October 16, 2016.

These entities will be required to post taglines in multiple languages and nondiscrimination notices in their offices, on their websites and in significant publications and communications. The ADA provides a number of resources free of charge only to ADA members to help them comply with this rule at success.ada.org. Read more in ADA News.

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