Category Archives: Health Care Reform: Advancing Equity

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: Integrating Health Literacy, Cultural Competence, and Language Access Services

The Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) has published a summary of a workshop on integrating health literacy, cultural competence, and language access services. Health care organizations are searching … Continue reading

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National Health Law Program: Analysis of ACA Section 1557 Final Rule

This is the National Health Law Program’s initial analysis of the final rule implementing section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) prohibiting discrimination in federally funded health programs and services on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights: Final Rule Prohibiting Discrimination Under Affordable Care Act

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has issued its final rule implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, and … Continue reading

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Final Rule for Managed Care in Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published a final rule, updating requirements for managed care plans funded by Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.  The updated requirements are aligned with requirements enacted by the Affordable Care Act … Continue reading

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Covered California: Quality Improvement Requirements for Qualified Health Plans for 2017-2019

Covered California, the state health insurance marketplace, has adopted strengthened quality reporting and improvement requirements for qualified health plans (QHPs) seeking to sell health insurance through the California marketplace for 2017 through 2019.   The contractual requirements include: QHPs will ensure all … Continue reading

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Technical Guidance for Marketplaces to Ensure Meaningful Access by Limited-English Proficient Speakers

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has provided updated technical guidance to health insurance marketplaces, qualified health plans, and online health insurance brokers for ensuring meaningful access to their products and services by individuals with limited English proficiency … Continue reading

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Equity of Care: Increasing Supplier Diversity in Health Care

The Equity of Care Call to Action is an initiative of the American College of Healthcare Executives, American Hospital Association, America’s Essential Hospitals, Association of American Medical Colleges, and Catholic Health Association of the United States. The initiative has published … Continue reading

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Institute of Medicine: Achieving Health Equity via the Affordable Care Act

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities has published a summary of a 2013 workshop on achieving health equity via the Affordable Care Act. Here is the agenda for the workshop: … Continue reading

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Stanford Social Innovation Review and Grantmakers in Health: Innovations in Health Equity

The Stanford Social Innovation Review and Grantmakers in Health have published this special supplement on health equity. Articles include discussions of the role of health philanthropy in addressing equity; the role of community organizers in advancing health equity; promoting health … Continue reading

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: The State of Racial Inequalities in Health

On December 5, 2014, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) held a forum on “Disparities, Resilience, and Building a Culture of Health” and published this paper on the state of racial inequalities in health authored by Thomas LeVeist, director of the Center … Continue reading

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