Doctors challenge the translator mandate

Ross, Joan R.
November 2004
Medical Economics;11/5/2004, Vol. 81 Issue 21, p17
Trade Publication
Reports that the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons has joined plaintiffs seeking to stop the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services from enforcing a policy that requires physicians to provide and pay for interpreters and translators for non-English-speaking Medicare and Medicaid patients. Impact of the policy on access to health care.


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