Including Language Access into Medicaid ACO Design

October 11, 2016
Cover of Journal of Law Medicine & Ethics
Lisa Morris, MSTD
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Warren J. Ferguson, MD
Commonwealth Medicine

A comprehensive overview of why policymakers should include language access elements in Medicaid ACO design and a description of how such a design can be implemented. It may be most effective to pay providers fee-for-services for language services.

The authors say access to language services is crucial to providing quality care and reducing health disparities among patients who are deaf or Limited English Proficient.

Including Language Access into Medicaid ACO Design