Affordable Care Act (Section 1557)

  • Applies to recipients of HHS funding (e.g., Medicare/Medicaid)
  • Requires equally effective communication
  • Potential False Claims Act cases 
  • *New* On April 26, 2024, HHS issued its Final Rule under Section 1557 The rule was published in the Federal Register just last week (May 6) and becomes effective on July 5, 2024.
    • Restores aspects of 2016 Rule that was rescinded by 2020 Rule
    • Explicitly pertains to telehealth and AI
    • Expands covered entities—includes recipients of Medicare Part B funding, and insurers on Exchange