Here’s What You Need to Comply With Section 1557

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A federal rule that implements Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into effect July 18. This part of the ACA prohibits discrimination in healthcare on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability and sex, including discrimination based on pregnancy, gender identification and sex stereotyping. These prohibitions apply to any healthcare provider receiving certain funds through …

HHS Statement Backs Up How Important Flossing Is to Oral Health

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The ADA News reported the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released a statement calling flossing “an important oral hygiene practice,” and not mentioning it in the federal dietary guidelines released in 2015 does not imply otherwise. The article added, “Although dental floss—along with brushing teeth and using fluoridated water—was mentioned in past editions of the guidelines …

Clearing Up Confusion About the Affordable Care Act

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The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (HHS OCR) issued a recent rule that implements Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The rule went into effect July 18. This part of the ACA prohibits discrimination in healthcare on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability and sex, including discrimination based on pregnancy, …