HHS Mandates Agencies Make Digital Health Info Accessible To LEP Patients

By Cara Smith / November 15, 2023 at 2:53 PM
HHS released on Wednesday (Nov. 15) pre-established goals and benchmarks to require digital health information be accessible to patients with limited English proficiency, among other provisions, in an efficient and consistent manner. The move comes as health equity advocates raise concerns that digital health platforms, including telehealth, and information are often inaccessible to those who are not fluent in English English despite the Affordable Care Act prohibition on discrimination against people with LEP. The new HHS plan primarily addresses information...

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