502: Operationalizing Compliance with the New Nondiscrimination Requirements of Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act  


Drew Stevens, Attorney, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Toby K. Morgan, Director of Compliance-Section 1557, Emory Healthcare, Inc.

  • Section 1557 of the ACA is the first civil rights law for the healthcare field and prohibits discrimination against patients, visitors, human subjects, and in employee health benefits, on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, disability, & age
  • Section 1557’s regulation imposes several requirements and adopts several interpretations of the law that present new and significant compliance challenges to the industry. Providers must also take immediate action for compliance
  • This presentation will summarize Section 1557 and its regulatory requirements, address potential risks for litigation, and detail practical steps that healthcare providers must take to achieve compliance and minimize exposure to discrimination claims

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