Recently Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 505 into effect. AB 505 was authored by Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (District 46) and sponsored by the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN). This bill offers greater protection to Limited English Proficient Medi-Cal enrollees by outlining new requirements for oral interpretation and written translation of Medi-Cal services.
Medi-Cal has recently seen enrollment numbers increase substantially due to expansions within the Affordable Care Act. Of these new enrollees, over a third speak English “less than very well,” and are considered Limited English Proficient. It is important that these LEP Medi-Cal enrollees are provided with written materials that they can understand, follow and refer to in their own languages.
Accurate translation performed by translators who are familiar with healthcare terms, jargon and legal language is critical to creating successful Medi-Cal health care outcomes.
At Avantpage, we are experts at effectively and accurately communicating complex health care information to LEP audiences. We provide translation services for health care clients that meet all government requirements, and our translators specialize in the health care sector. Patients, family members and caregivers all benefit when translation is clear and accurate and understandable.
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