March 2 Webcast: What the New Federal Discrimination Laws Mean to You

March 2, 2017 | 3:00-4:00pm EST

Section 1557 prohibits health care providers that receive Medicare, Medicaid or other federal funding sources from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.  The requirements of the Section 1557 Rules, which were recently adopted by DHHS, requires providers to take many affirmative steps to comply with the law including, adopting nondiscrimination policies, providing free language assistance to individuals with limited English proficiency, and accommodating individuals with disabilities.

Under the new 1557 Rules, providers must also post specific notices relating to their nondiscrimination policy and language assistance practices. Health care providers with more than fifteen employees have special obligations to adopt a patient discrimination grievance policy and appoint a civil rights coordinator.

Please join Robb and Matt on Wednesday, March 2, 2017 to learn more about the requirements of Section 1557 and the potential repercussions for failing to comply with the law.

Presenters: Matthew W. Wolfe, JD, Partner at Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein and Robb Leandro JD, Partner at Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein

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Robb Leandro

Robb Leandro

Robb Leandro assists his client with a broad range of legal issues relating to health care, administrative law and public policy. His legal practice focuses on helping health care providers navigate the minefield of regulations that they face in their practices. Robb routinely assists his clients with issues including Medicaid and Medicare regulations; Medicaid and Medicare audits; Certificate of Need Applications and litigation; licensure, surveys, and certification issues; and HIPAA and privacy laws. Robb also provides counsel to health care providers with complex government contract procurement issues.

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