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Final Rule on Section 1557 of the ACA 2017

Start Date:
Thursday, 2 February, 2017
End Date:
Thursday, 2 February, 2017 11:00am
Emergency Medicine, Health & Nutrition

Overview: Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act provides that current non-discrimination laws, such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, will now apply to individuals and entities participating in any (1) healthcare program or activity that is paid for in part or administered by the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") and (2) federally facilitated and state-based health insurance marketplaces (collectively "Covered Entities").

Section 1557 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex and requires treatment of individuals consistent with their gender identity in federally funded healthcare programs. The law also reaffirms the previous prohibitions on discrimination based on race, color, national origin, disability and age within federally funded healthcare programs. Additionally, Section 1557 extends these nondiscrimination protections to individuals who purchase health insurance through the health insurance marketplaces.

On May 18, 2016, the HHS Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") issued a final rule implementing Section 1557. The final rule became effective on July 18, 2016. This seminar will provide the background on Section 1557, its nondiscrimination requirements and federal enforcement activities. Why should you Attend: The purpose of this seminar is to provide the attendee with an understanding of the discrimination provisions of the ACA.

If you are involved as an management employee of a healthcare entity, you should attend this program to gain a better understanding of how and why the process works and how it impacts healthcare entities. You will gain an understanding of what you can and cannot do, and how to protect yourself and the organization from potentially devastating legal challenges. You will learn how to meet the requirements of the ACA to avoid sanction under the Act.

Further you will learn how to deal with the regulations and how to be sure you do not run afoul of discrimination requirements. You will learn how to set up a viable ACA compliance program. Areas Covered in the Session: A description of Section 1557The notable provisions of Section 1557Who must comply with provisions of Section 1557Requirements for individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP)Examples of Race, Color, National Origin, Sex, Age or Disability DiscriminationAuxiliary Aids and ServicesHealth-related insurance or other health-related coverageExceptionsEnforcement Who Will Benefit: Healthcare ExecutivesBenefit ManagersInsurance ManagersInsurance Brokers Speaker Profile : William Mack Copeland MS, JD, PhD, LFACHE, practices health care law in Cincinnati at the firm of Copeland Law, LLC.

He is also president of Executive & Managerial Development Group, a consulting entity providing compliance and other fraud and abuse related services. A graduate of Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Bill is a frequent author and speaker on health law topics. Copeland is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, American, Ohio and Cincinnati Bar Associations and is a life fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He was awarded the American College of Health Care Executives Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent's Award in 2007. Price : $139.00 Contact Info:MentorHealthPhone No: 1-800-385-1607FaX: 302-288-6884


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NetZealous LLC-MentorHealth,
161 Mission Falls Lane,
Suite 216,

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Conference organized by Netzealous -MentorHealth

MentorHealth is a comprehensive training source for healthcare professionals. Our trainings are high on value, but not on cost. MentorHealth is the right training solution for healthcare professionals. With MentorHealth, healthcare professionals can make use of the best benefits relating to their professional training. • They can get the benefit of advice from experts in the field. • Healthcare professionals will have the flexibility of viewing recorded webinars at their convenience.• MentorHealth offers online interactive participation. Using this, healthcare professionals, no matter which part of the world they are based in, will have the opportunity to listen to and interact with some of the most accomplished experts in the healthcare Industry.

161 Mission Falls Lane, Suite 216

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