(Recorded Webinar) Key Disability Rights Laws and the Role of the Health Center
The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) was passed 30 years ago this summer. Most recently, the disability rights movement has been at the forefront of challenging efforts to the repeal the Affordable Care Act and to impose work requirements in the Medicaid program. With COVID-19 potentially having long-term health consequences, it is foreseeable that a larger proportion of the population will be contending with one or more disabilities in the future.
As with most other health care providers, health centers must comply with the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act which prohibits discrimination in federal healthcare programs. Yet unlike other health care providers, health centers are also affirmatively required to provide care in a culturally competent manner while promoting access and eliminating barriers to care. Health centers have an opportunity to support and complement the disabilities rights movement while complying with the federal laws they are bound to follow.
This webinar will provide an overview of the ADA, Rehabilitation Act and Section 1557 with an emphasis on how they overlap and interplay with health center program requirements. The presenter will provide examples of recent federal government enforcement efforts involving health centers and other health care providers.
- Health center management
- Health center CMOs and clinical staff
After this webinar, you will be able to:
- Attendees will be able to identify the key features of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act
- Attendees will develop an understanding as to how these laws intersect with health center program requirements
- Attendees will be exposed to examples of recent government enforcement efforts in the area of accessibility and health care.
Kathy is a Partner in Feldesman Tucker’s health law practice group. In the area of health law, Kathy’s practice focuses on government-sponsored health care programs such as Medicaid, CHIP, Medicare, and the Affordable Care Act, with an emphasis on payment/reimbursement and compliance related issues. Kathy also represents clients in government investigations and audits, litigation before federal and state courts, as well as in administrative appeals with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Departmental Appeals Board (DAB) and Provider Reimbursement Review Board (PRRB). She provides reimbursement counseling (including identification, reporting, and repayment of overpayments) with respect to Medicare, Medicaid, and private third-party payors. [Full Bio]
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