In order to assist our members, the MDA has developed resources regarding the requirements found in Section 1557. Section 1557 is the nondiscrimination provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in certain health programs or activities. Section 1557 builds on long-standing and familiar Federal civil rights laws: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975. In order to meet the requirements, several notices have to be posted in a conspicuous area of the dental office. Please see instructions and required documents below. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Hanna Nguyen-Dao at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-767-8400.
Nondiscrimination Notices in English and 15 Additional Languages
ADA Resource: Section 1557 Basics
Be compliant with the Section 1557 regulation
CyraCom provides phone and video interpretation, enabling dentists to communicate with their non-English-speaking patients in seconds. CyraCom services are fully compliant with Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.
CyraCom supports hundreds of languages, including ASL. Interpreters in CyraCom’s large-scale US contact centers complete a 120-hour certification course and specialize in healthcare interpreting.
CyraCom provides dental offices:
- Easy online sign-up with no startup costs or minimum fees
- Compliance with Section 1557 language service requirements
- Access to certified interpreters in hundreds of languages through phones, laptops, or even an interpretation app
MDA members receive preferred pricing off of interpretation services. There’s also no minimums and no set-up fees!
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