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DHCS Invites Hospitals to Participate in Medical Interpretation Services Survey

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Tthe California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is conducting a study — as required by Assembly Bill 635 (Chapter 600, Statutes of 2016) — to identify current requirements for medical interpretation services. The findings will inform the department’s recommendations for future strategies related to medical interpretation services for Medi-Cal members with limited English proficiency.

Strategies may include up to four pilot projects. DHCS invites hospitals to complete the survey by June 7. All responses will be kept anonymous, and results will be reported in the fall of 2019 only in the aggregate and without identifiers. More information about the study is available on the DHCS website.