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HHS Extends the Antidiscrimination Provisions of the Affordable Care Act to Patient Care Decision Support Tools, Including Algorithms

Turns out, ignorance really is bliss, at least according to the Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) within the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), in publishing its final rule on algorithmic discrimination by payers and providers. Our concern is that the final rule,  based on section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, creates a double standard where more sophisticated organizations are held to a higher level of compliance….
By: Epstein Becker & Green
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