Metaphrasis "Keeping It Legal" Webinar to Discuss Language Access Compliance

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Nationally Renowned Experts to Discuss Issues Surrounding Laws & New Affordable Care Act

Bruce Adelson, Esq.

Costly litigation can be avoided with proper training, compliance and understanding of the legal aspects of language access. We are here to help make sure this doesn't happen to other organizations through our easy to understand compliance steps.

Metaphrasis Language and Cultural Solutions, LLC (Metaphrasis), a leading Chicago-based language services company, is pleased to announce their first webinar on language access compliance entitled "Keeping it Legal". The webinar will focus on key points surrounding organizations' liability under federal language assistance and accessibility laws and the new Affordable Care Act penalties.

Led by nationally recognized compliance expert and former Department of Justice attorney, Bruce Adelson, Esq. and language services expert, Elizabeth Colón, organizations can expect to walk away with an understanding of compliance requirements and enable next steps in enhancing federal compliance. Key topics will include:

  • Federal language assistance and accessibility requirements;
  • Recommendations for starting and enhancing language assistance and accessibility programs;
  • Current trends in private liability and federal enforcement;
  • Discussion of the Affordable Care Act’s readmission penalties and Medicare reimbursement rate reductions;
  • Priority Do’s and Don’ts;
  • Recommended programmatic next steps ;
  • Addressing disparities between ethnic and socioeconomic groups through cultural awareness

Webinar details:

“At Memorial Hospital in Colorado, $1 million was lost in translation. Parents who spoke and understood very little English checked their infant daughter in for a procedure removing her left kidney. According to court documents, the parents were led to believe the surgery was simple. The infant suffered complete kidney failure as a result of the surgery. The parents sued Memorial in May 2009, claiming the city-owned health system failed to provide consent forms in Spanish or offer trained interpreters. Court documents further cited that the parents did not understand the very significant risks of the procedure, including complete kidney failure and a life of dialysis and kidney transplants, nor were they informed of alternatives to the surgery, including monitoring the kidney for months,” commented Elizabeth Colón, President of Metaphrasis Language & Cultural Solutions on a recent article published in The Gazette of Colorado Springs.

"Cases like this can be avoided with proper training, compliance and understanding of the legal aspects of language access. We are here to help make sure this doesn't happen to other organizations through our easy to understand compliance steps. We encourage you to spend this hour with our experts and learn steps you can take to ensure compliance and protect your federal funding."

For more information about the webinar, please visit the registration page. For more information about Metaphrasis, please visit http://www.metaphrasislcs.com or call 815-464-1423.

About Metaphrasis
Metaphrasis is a full-service language company connecting businesses with their diverse clients and community. Language services include onsite interpreting, video remote interpreting (VRI), American Sign Language interpreting (ASL), telephonic interpreting, document translation, interpreter training, cultural diversity training, testing, and consulting. Providing language services is just one way businesses can show their dedication to their clients, employees, and community. Based on a company survey, Metaphrasis was rated superior in the areas of professionalism, client service, expertise in their field and trustworthiness in interpreting. The company is headquartered in Frankfort, Illinois and may be reached at 815-464-1423 or online at http://www.metaphrasislcs.com. Follow Metaphrasis on Twitter @Metaphrasislcs or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/metaphrasislcs.
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