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HHS Request for Information on Affordable Care Act Section 1557 Prohibition Against Discrimination

Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in certain health programs and activities. 883 more words

Health Care Reform

Texas Health Institute: Implementing Cultural and Linguistic Requirements in Health Insurance Exchanges

This comprehensive policy analysis from the Texas Health Institute examines the cultural competency and linguistic access requirements for health insurance exchanges, or marketplaces, being established through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).   278 more words

Health Care Reform

Office of Minority Health: Enhanced National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH) has released its long-awaited “enhanced” National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care.   629 more words

Language Access

National Quality Forum Endorses 12 Healthcare Disparities and Cultural Competency Measures

The National Quality Forum (NQF) has endorsed twelve healthcare disparities and cultural competency quality measures.  With this NQF endorsement, payers, including federal government payers such as Medicare and Medicaid, and health plans, can use these measures in quality improvement activities to specifically address issues of health disparities. 9 more words

Health Care Disparities

National Quality Forum Call for Healthcare Disparities and Cultural Competency Measures

The National Quality Forum (NQF) has issued a call for healthcare performance measures related to healthcare disparities and cultural competency for consideration in its national consensus standards development process.  139 more words

Health Information Technology

National Quality Forum Requests Public Comments on Healthcare Disparities and Cultural Competency Measures

The National Quality Forum is requesting public comments on a commissioned paper from the Disparities Solutions Center describing issues regarding the selection and evaluation of disparity-sensitive quality measures, methodological issues with disparities measurement, and cross-cutting measurement gaps in disparities.   55 more words

Health Care Disparities