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Compliance Alert: ACA Section 1557 Nondiscrimination Requirements for Medical Practices

Compliance Alert: ACA Section 1557 Nondiscrimination Requirements for Medical Practices

Beginning on October 17, 2016, medical practices (and other Covered Entities) who serve Medicare, Medicaid, VA, or TRICARE beneficiaries will be required to implement new practices related to nondiscrimination. The Final Rule, nearly 6 years in the making, is commonly called “Section 1557”--it implements Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, the purpose of which is to prevent discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability