Americans with Disabilities Act/Limited English Proficiency
On this page, members can find resources and tools regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and treating patients with limited English proficiency (LEP). In addition to contacting the MGMA Government Affairs department, members can use the ADA Information Line to address their questions.
Technical Assistance for Medicare Providers and Applicants – The HHS Office for Civil Rights’ technical assistance materials to help providers and applicants develop their policies and procedures for compliance with the civil rights laws and regulations enforced by the Office for Civil Rights. The materials provide applicable regulatory citations and sample policies and procedures for each requirement.
Access To Medical Care For Individuals With Mobility Disabilities - This 19-page publication provides guidance for medical care professionals on the ADA’s requirement to provide accessible health care to individuals with mobility disabilities. This document includes an overview of general ADA requirements, commonly asked questions, and illustrated examples of accessible facilities, examination rooms, and medical equipment.
Guidelines for hearing impaired patients
Questions and Answers: the ADA and Persons with HIV/AIDS - A 16-page publication explaining the requirements of the ADA for employers, businesses and non-profit agencies that serve the public, and State and local governments to avoid discriminating against persons with HIV/AIDS.
ADA Guide for Small Businesses - This guide presents an informal overview of some basic ADA requirements for small businesses that provide goods or services to the public.
ADA Guide for Small Businesses Parking Lots
Tax Incentives for Business - Information to help businesses understand and take advantage of the tax credit and deduction available for complying with the ADA.
Recent ADA enforcement actions
MGMA member resource - Section 1557: What your practice needs to know
Physician practice obligations when treating limited English proficient patients - A memorandum prepared for MGMA members by our Washington counsel.