InDemand Interpreting and Critical Measures Present E-Book Series on Major Language Access Changes Under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act

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Three E-Book Installments Provide Guidance for Healthcare Providers to Comply with New Regulations

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In May, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) formally adopted sweeping new anti-discrimination provisions under the Affordable Care Act that will have dramatic effects on the law of language access.

InDemand Interpreting, a language services improvement company and video remote interpreting (VRI) provider within Healthcare, today announced a series of three e-books on major language access changes under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. The e-book series was developed in partnership with Critical Measures, a national management training organization specializing in cross-cultural healthcare and the law of language access. “Major Changes to the ACA – How will They Affect Your Language Access Program?” is being released in three e-books over six weeks.

In May, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) formally adopted sweeping new anti-discrimination provisions under the Affordable Care Act that will have dramatic effects on the law of language access for limited English proficient and Deaf and Hard of Hearing patients. These new provisions, which took effect on July 18, 2016, apply to “every [federal] health program or activity, any part of which receives Federal financial assistance.”

Two installments of the e-book series are available for download now: “Part 1: What Are the New Regulations” and “Part 2: How to Comply with the New Regulations.” The third installment, “Part 3: Leveraging Technology as Part of Your Compliance Strategy,” will be released in early August.

“We are pleased to partner with Critical Measures to create this e-book series to benefit healthcare organizations nationwide,” said Cecil Kost, Chairman and CEO of InDemand Interpreting. “We believe every patient in any medical setting should receive the highest quality healthcare, regardless of language, cultural background or disability, and this e-book series will continue to support that mission.”

For more information about the e-book series or InDemand Interpreting video remote interpreting (VRI), please contact: 1-877-899-3824 or visit http://www.indemandinterpreting.com.

About InDemand Interpreting
InDemand Interpreting was founded in 2007 with the vision of ensuring that every patient receives the highest quality healthcare, regardless of language, cultural background or disability. By delivering the most experienced medical interpreters and highest quality video technology InDemand Interpreting provides doctors, nurses and clinicians the language access they need to provide the best possible care. Visit InDemand at http://www.indemandinterpreting.com

Critical Measures
Founded in 2001, Critical Measures is a corporate training and management consulting firm that works to enhance organizational performance as it relates to global business, diversity and cross-cultural communication. The company has gained prestigious national clients in the corporate, banking, healthcare, education, law, government and nonprofit sectors. Signature clients have included Aetna, Microsoft and the American Medical Association, among many others. With a specialization in cross-cultural healthcare, we are known for evidence-based assessments as well as the development of the first online training programs to address global medicine and language access law. http://www.criticalmeasures.net/

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