Qualified Interpreters: What Does Section 1557 of the ACA Require?

Learn specifics about the "qualified interpreters" requirements, as outlined by Section 1557.

articleIn mid-2016, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a rule to help medical and insurance providers comply with Section 1557.

A key change in HHS's ruling modifies the standard for interpreters in healthcare, replacing "competent" with "qualified" as the expectation for anyone providing interpretation services.

In the wake of this ruling, many providers are looking for a workable definition of "qualified" interpreters.

Download the full article to learn how interpreters are qualified according to Section 1557 - and the subsequent clarifying HHS ruling.

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