Section 1557: Anti-Discrimination Obligations


With an October 17, 2016. enforcement date for key regulations associated with Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, many physicians and medical offices that participate in Medicare and Medicaid are wondering what steps they must take to comply. Section 1557 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in health programs or activities that receive federal assistance. While the final ruling is inclusive of existing federal civil rights laws, there are some new provisions including posting requirements that require your attention and action. This webinar covers the key points physicians and medical offices must understand about anti-discrimination obligations under Section 1557.

Earns: .50 CME credits

Speaker: Daniel J. Schulte, JD, does not have relevant financial relationships.
Planner: Caryl Markzon does not have relevant financial relationships.

Statement of Accreditation: The Michigan State Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement: The Michigan State Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Daniel J. Schulte, JD, Kerr Russell, MSMS Legal Counsel

36 minutes