As of July 18, health care providers receiving federal financial assistance are required to comply with new standards for communication, extending provider responsibility to include accessible electronic information technology. Additionally, beginning July 1, 2017, Medicaid rule updates will require compliance with “modern accessibility standards” from managed care programs.
The new “meaningful access” rule interpreting the Affordable Care Act’s Section 1557 Anti-Discrimination requirements is intended to ensure that people with disabilities, such as blindness or deafness, still experience ease of access without undue costs or assistance.
Still, some of the expectations are unclear as HHS did not address website accessibility specific standards in the new rule. Employee Benefit News explains what health care providers should expect and how to prepare for enforcement of the new rule.
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