The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a report on its progress in implementing its agency language access plan.  The agency plan is part of the ongoing implementation of Executive Order 13166, which was recently reaffirmed by the Department of Justice.  The CMS report notes its activities in assessment, oral language assistance services, written translations, policies and procedures, notice of availability of free language services, staff training, assessing accessibility and quality, resource utilization, stakeholder consultation, emergency preparedness, and information technology.  

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Comments on the CMS language access plan are due on March 31, 2011 and may be submitted electronically.

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