Medpage Today  |  August 15, 2022

The proposed rule, which was published August 4 in the Federal Register, implements Section 1557 of the ACA, which addresses non-discrimination in healthcare. The Biden administration has interpreted that section of the act very expansively, which means that the rule would cover a wider range of healthcare providers than it did under previous administrations, said Katie Keith, JD, MPH, director of the Health Policy and the Law Initiative at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington. For example, it will “apply to Medicare Part B providers for the first time, and will require physicians to not be discriminatory in all these ways,” she said.

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